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Commerce lacks intelligence resources to keep U.S. tech from fueling Chinese cyberthreat, experts warn

The Commerce Department unit that approves sensitive U.S. technology exports does not have the intelligence resources to fully realize the national security consequences of selling advanced equipment and software to China, several experts and a former agency official told CyberScoop. These critics are especially alarmed by the high percentage of technology approved for the Chinese market and question whether the Bureau of Industry and...

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USA sets restrictions on chip and AI factory equipment exports to China

The U.S. Department of Commerce is planning to push new regulations under the Biden administration to impose additional export restrictions on AI and chipmaking tools to China. The Commerce Department has reportedly sent so-called “is informed” letters to a few USA companies to communicate the changes and set new restrictions. The letters forbid the companies, including Lam Research Corp, KLA Corp, and Applied Maetirals Inc., from...