Rubio urges Pentagon to remove ‘malicious’ Chinese-made cameras, calls them national security threat

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) urged the Pentagon to remove Chinese-made surveillance cameras in an open letter Wednesday, calling the cameras a threat to national security.

Rubio, a vocal critic of Chinese espionage in the United States and member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, asked in the letter addressed to Defense Secretary Mark Esper what steps are being taken to prevent Chinese-made cameras from spying on the United States.

The cameras’ developers, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. and Dahua Technology Co., were banned under the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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