Friday, January 12, 2018

U.S. Army Removes Surveillance Cameras Made By A Chinese State-Backed Manufacturer From A Military Base

Market Watch: Army rips out Chinese-made surveillance cameras overlooking U.S. base

Hikvision has repeatedly said its devices are safe and secure and the company hasn’t been accused of using its devices to spy.

The U.S. Army said it removed surveillance cameras made by a Chinese state-backed manufacturer from a domestic military base, while a congressional committee plans to hold a hearing this month into whether small businesses face cybersecurity risks from using the equipment.

Fort Leonard Wood, an Army base in Missouri’s Ozarks, replaced five cameras on the base branded and made by Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., said Col. Christopher Beck, the base’s chief of staff. He said officials at the base acted after reading media reports about the company.

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WNU Editor: This is going to be a growing trend .... and not only in the U.S.. Electronic products made by Chinese manufactures/companies will be black-listed because of security concerns.


Aizino Smith said...

In other good news the Chinese will not take plastic to be recycled.

This will force the US to recycle it on site (i.e. in the U.S.), which means more jobs, more knowledge, & more accountability.

"The world’s biggest user of scrap has stopped accepting shiploads of other countries’ plastic trash as it phases in a new ban. That’s bad news for the recycling industry, ..."

jac said...

That's time!

Anonymous said...

I wonder aizino, what a bout the cost ? otherwise it will be new trash sites.

Aizino Smith said...

Reading the article further, it seems as though companies like Du Pont are more interested in new product instead of recycling.

I do not blame them one iota.

What I am specifically happy about is that it is not being shipped to China (out of site out of mind) and now the West will have to accept responsibility. China will into be used as a dumping ground and the West will have to deal with the technological process of recycling (& this very good for CHEM E's & other engineers).

- I am perfectly fine with landfilling some or all of the used plastic.

- I am fine with recycling some of it depending on how it is done.

- I am fine with them incinerating it for power although the temperature would have to be very high.

"Cost Benefit analysis" will have to be done to determine, which percentage of the waste stream goes where.

It does not strike me as cost effective to ship scrap/waste over the ocean.

Anon, you need to become a Chem E and also take accounting.