Trump declares emergency over IT threats

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President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from “foreign adversaries”.

The president signed an executive order effectively barring US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose a security risk to the country.

Mr Trump does not name any company specifically in the order.

However, analysts suggest it is mainly directed at Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

A number of countries have raised concerns the company’s products could be used by China for surveillance.

The Chinese company – which is the world’s largest maker of telecoms equipment – has denied that its work poses any risks of espionage or sabotage.

According to a statement from the White House, Mr Trump’s order aims to “protect America from…



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