DNC Warns Candidates Against Using ZTE, Huawei Smartphones

The Democratic National Convention has told candidates running in the upcoming midterm elections not to use smartphones made by Chinese tech companies Huawei or ZTE. Chief DNC security officer Bob Lord said that it is very important that party and campaign workers not use ZTE or Huawei devices, even if the price is low or free. The warning comes amid heightened scrutiny of the Chinese tech giants, and as concerns about foreign meddling in the 2018 midterms grow. Officials from several U.S. intelligence agencies warned in February that ZTE and Huawei, which are suspected of having close ties to the Chinese government, pose a national security and surveillance threat.

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