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Nov 14, 2012

Obama signs guidelines for cyber-operations: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has signed a classified directive laying out new guidelines for cyber-operations that national security planners can use to protect U.S. computer networks from attack, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

“It continues to be our policy that we shall undertake the least action necessary to mitigate threats and that we will prioritize network defense and law enforcement as the preferred courses of action,” the official, who asked not to be named, said in an email.

Nov 14, 2012

Obama signs guidelines for US cyber-operations-US official

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has
signed a classified directive laying out new guidelines for
cyber-operations that national security planners can use to
protect U.S. computer networks from attack, a senior
administration official said Wednesday.

“It continues to be our policy that we shall undertake the
least action necessary to mitigate threats and that we will
prioritize network defense and law enforcement as the preferred
courses of action,” the official, who asked not to be named,
said in an email.

Nov 14, 2012

U.S. Congress urged to probe Chinese cyber-espionage

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress should conduct an in-depth assessment of Chinese cyberspying and consider imposing tougher penalties on companies that benefit from industrial espionage, a federal advisory group said Wednesday.

The recommendations by the bipartisan U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission reflect its stated concern that China has become “the most threatening actor in cyberspace.”

Nov 8, 2012

China submarines soon to carry nukes, draft U.S. report says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China appears to be within two years of deploying submarine-launched nuclear weapons, adding a new leg to its nuclear arsenal that should lead to arms-reduction talks, a draft report by a congressionally mandated U.S. commission says.

China is alone among the original nuclear weapons states to be expanding such deterrent forces, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said in a draft of its 2012 report to the U.S. Congress.

Oct 10, 2012

U.S. panel to probe fresh complaints against Huawei, ZTE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. congressional report that urged American companies to stop doing business with Chinese telecom equipment makers Huawei and ZTE has triggered a fresh wave of complaints against the firms, opening a second phase to the panel’s investigation.

A staff member of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said the panel has been receiving “dozens and dozens” of calls from current and former employees and customers reporting supposedly suspicious equipment behavior, chiefly involving Huawei.

Oct 10, 2012

U.S. panel to probe new wave of complaints against Huawei, ZTE

WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – A U.S. congressional report
that urged American companies to stop doing business with
Chinese telecom equipment makers Huawei and ZTE
has triggered a fresh wave of complaints
against the firms, opening a second phase to the panel’s
investigation.

A staff member of the House of Representatives Intelligence
Committee said the panel has been receiving “dozens and dozens”
of calls from current and former employees and customers
reporting supposedly suspicious equipment behavior, chiefly
involving Huawei.

Oct 9, 2012

U.S. report dashes China telecoms’ expansion hopes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. ambitions of two Chinese telecom equipment makers were stopped in their tracks on Monday as a congressional report urged American companies to stop doing business with the firms, raising fears of retaliation from China.

Huawei, the world’s second-largest maker of routers and other telecom gear, and ZTE, the fifth-largest, for years have been stymied in their efforts to make big inroads into the United States due to national security concerns, but Monday’s report escalated the dispute.

Oct 8, 2012

US lawmakers seek to block China Huawei, ZTE US inroads

WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – U.S. telecommunications
operators should not do business with China’s top network
equipment makers because potential Chinese state influence on
the companies poses a security threat, the U.S. House of
Representatives Intelligence Committee said in a report on
Monday.

The report follows an 11-month investigation by the
committee into Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and its
smaller rival, ZTE Corp .

Oct 8, 2012

US lawmakers seek to block China’s Huawei, ZTE inroads in US

WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – U.S. telecommunications
operators should not do business with China’s top telecom gear
makers because potential Chinese state influence on the
companies poses a security threat, the U.S. House of
Representatives Intelligence Committee said in a report on
Monday.

The report follows an 11-month investigation by the
committee into Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp
. The companies have been fighting an
uphill battle to overcome U.S. lawmakers’ suspicions and expand
in the United States after becoming key players in the worldwide
market.

Oct 7, 2012

China’s Huawei, ZTE should be kept from U.S.: draft Congress report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China’s top telecommunications gear makers should be kept from the U.S. market because they cannot be trusted to dodge Chinese state influence and thus pose a security threat, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee leaders said in a draft of a report to be released Monday.

U.S. intelligence must stay focused on efforts by Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp to expand in the United States and tell the private sector as much as possible about the purported espionage threat, the panel leaders said based on their 11-month investigation of the pair.