The head of the US Federal Communications Commission said hidden “back doors” in network routers, switches and other types of telecommunications equipment can provide a way for hostile governments to launch a cyberattack on the US. Photo: Agence France-Presse

US regulator proposes steps to protect America’s telecoms networks from espionage threats

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has proposed new rules to bar use of funds from a government programme on companies that pose ‘a national security threat’ to US telecoms networks

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The head of the US Federal Communications Commission said hidden “back doors” in network routers, switches and other types of telecommunications equipment can provide a way for hostile governments to launch a cyberattack on the US. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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