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Global networking products manufacturer Juniper Networks in 2008 incorporated a flawed algorithm from the NSA in its NetScreen devices, even though the company was aware of the flaw that was suspected to provide a backdoor.

Published in Security

America's National Security Agency has dug its heels in and is refusing to provide information to Democrat Senator Ron Wyden as to whether it is still planting backdoors in commercial products as it was found to have done with Juniper Networks in 2015.

Published in Government Tech Policy

American politicians, who are trying to stop legislation by the government to place obstacles in the way of companies using end-to-end encryption, are seeking information about the subversion of encryption at Juniper Networks in 2015.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Two US politicians have written to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, asking him to prevent wireless companies from operating in the 24 GHz band, which will be used for 5G networks, until weather forecasting operations are protected.

Published in Climate

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has avoided answering pointed questions posed by six US senators about the company's plan to launch a censored search engine in China, instead resorting to broad generalities such as the claim that the move would have “broad benefits inside and outside of China".

Published in Technology Regulation

Managers at Google have been trying to shut down access to any material connected to a project to build a censored mobile app for China, The Intercept  reports, citing company insiders.

Published in Technology Regulation

Two US politicians have written to the heads of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, and Amazon asking them to reconsider their decisions to prohibit domain-fronting, something that is used to avoid Internet censorship.

Published in Technology Regulation

Politicians in the US are up in arms over President Donald Trump's move to ease the seven-year export ban imposed on Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, characterising the company as a security threat and insisting they will not take a backward step on legislation putting curbs on the company.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A letter sent by two US senators to the country's Customs and Border Protection authority reveals that though the US insists on e-Passports being used by visitors from countries which have a visa waiver arrangement with the US, the smart chips on these passports have not been checked since 2007 because the CBP lacks the technical capability to do so.

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