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      Congress’ Cybersecurity Crackdown on China Could Put Apple in the Crossfire

      Apr 09, 2013
      Congress has worried that buying equipment from Chinese technology companies could lead to more hacking of U.S. computer systems. In March, it passed a bill that will make it very difficult for the U.S. government to do just that. According to a March 28 Nextgov article, Apple – whose iPhone is assembled in China – and other U.S. companies that sell devices that are assembled there, could take a hit. The article noted that a proposed budget resolution bans several federal agencies, including NASA and the U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce, from purchasing any “information technology system that was produced, manufactured or assembled by entities owned, directed, or subsidized by the People’s Republic of China, unless the agency’s chief and the FBI determine whether there is a cybersecurity threat and conclude that the purchase is in the US national interest.”

      Congress has worried that buying equipment from Chinese technology companies could lead to more hacking of U.S. computer systems. In March, it passed a bill that will make it very difficult for the U.S. government to do just that. According to a March 28 Nextgov article, Apple – whose iPhone is assembled in China – and other U.S. companies that sell devices that are assembled there, could take a hit. The article noted that a proposed budget resolution bans several federal agencies, including NASA and the U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce, from purchasing any “information technology system that was produced, manufactured or assembled by entities owned, directed, or subsidized by the People’s Republic of China, unless the agency’s chief and the FBI determine whether there is a cybersecurity threat and conclude that the purchase is in the US national interest.”

      More: http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2013/03/congress-cybersecurity-crackdown-china-could-put-apple-crossfire/62145/?oref=ng-channelriver

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