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China is Using US Satellite Technology to Expand its Surveillance Power

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The Chinese government has been using a private company jointly owned by a U.S. investment firm to expand its surveillance capabilities using American technology.

While the U.S. government basically bans American companies from exporting satellite technology to foreign governments like China, there have been no controls put in place on how bandwidth from launched satellites is used once those satellites are in orbit.

At issue are satellites bought by Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) from Boeing and Maxar Technologies subsidiary SSL.

Curated from TechCrunch

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