*** The Newsflash Thread ***


Bobcat Woman
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OK, the scary ZH tweet is referring to executive powers that the Prez is enabling in the Dept of Commerce (and likely the requisite national security agencies) to essentially ban certain countries/companies from doing business in the US, the goal being to protect our networks from access by those malicious state actors. China does figure heavily in the decision, but so does Iran - and certain other entities.

Huawai has already been cited for certain backdoor capabilities and possible "oops" that threaten security in sensitive systems. A majority of Senators from both parties also signed to the concern and need to "do something".

The National Emergency is the something that was done.

(I hope they don't go after Kapersky too. I've found it an extremely reliable and easy to use antivirus program.)