Trump Signs Executive Order On U.S. Computer Networks Using Foreign Companies

President Trump today announced that he was signing an executive order to ban U.S. companies from using foreign companies that might pose a threat to U.S. national security.


From the BBC

The president signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose a security risk to the country.

Mr Trump does not name any company specifically in the order.

However, analysts suggest it is mainly directed at Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

A number of countries – including the US – have raised concerns that the company’s products could be used by China for surveillance. Huawei has said its work does not pose any threat.

This move had been debated for a while and is considered another shot at the Chinese in the growing threat of a full-blown trade war. Huawei is one of the largest companies in the world that uses the next generation of 5g technology.

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