FCC Commissioner Urges Eliminating Dahua/Hikvision From USA

By John Honovich, Published Apr 20, 2021, 07:44am EDT

An FCC Commissioner is urging the FCC to take action that would, in his words, 'eliminate' the 'backdoor' of Dahua and Hikvision products in the USA.

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This call comes a month after the FCC declared Hikvision and Dahua threats to national security.

In this post, IPVM examines the Commissioner's statements, the potential impacts, and how likely they are to become reality.

Calls *** "******* ********"

*** ************ ******* ************* ********* ** ***** 30****** *** *** "**** swiftly" ** "***** * glaring ******** ******** **** allows ******** ******* ** continue ** ** **** in *.*. *******":

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** ** **** **close **** ******* ********. Once we have determined that Huawei or other gear poses an unacceptable national security risk,it ***** ** ***** to allow that exact same equipment to be purchased and inserted into our communications networks as **** ** ******* ******* *** *** ********. The presence of these insecure devices in our networks is the threat, not the source of funding used to purchase them. Yet the FCC, through its equipment authorization process, continues ** ******* *** *** ** *** *.*. ********* ** ************ **** ****** *** ***** ******** ****** ******** ******** *******. The FCC should move swiftly to eliminate ********* *****’* ******** into our networks. [emphasis added]

*** "********" **** ******** is ** *** ****** Networks ***, ***** ****** telecom ******** ** *** banned ********* ** **** as **** ****'* ***** so **** ******* *****. Hikvision *** ***** ********* ** *** ****** Networks ******* *****.

Hikvision, ***** ********* ********* "**** ** *****"

****'* *************** *** *** *** for ********* ********* *** Dahua ********* ************:

** ******** ** **** year, *** *** ******** applications ****Hikvision *** ***** for video surveillance and facial recognition equipment.

********* ******** ** *** Epoch *****, **** ***** **** it "***** ** *****" for ********* "** ******** to *** *** *** to ******* ***** *******":

*****, ** **** ***** progress ** ******** *** purchase *** *** ** this ********* **** ******* dollars, *** ** ********* tomake ** ***** to have this back door that is wide open for communist China, for Huawei, for ZTE, for *********, to continue to get the FCC to approve their devices.

Uyghur ****** "********" ** *** **************

** ******** ***** *********, **** ****** ********** that ******* * ******* is ******* ** "****-***** surveillance" ******* ******* ****** "be ******** ** *** review ** ******* *** get ** ** ******** in *** **":

****’* ***we **** ** **** ** *** ********* ************* *******. Not only if you’re using forced labor as I’ve called for, but if you have these entities that are engaging ** ****-***** ************, ******* **’* ****** ** ******, * ***** **** ****** ** ******** ** *** ****** ** ******* *** *** ** ** ******** ** *** *.*. So I think that ***** **** ** **** ** ** ****** ** *** *** ********* ************* ******* [...] There’s no world in which, as a practical matter, you can have a company like Huawei that engages in the race-based ************ and other practices in China, and yet create a wall in which they’re going to respect Western values when they do business in America [...] The idea that these entities like Huawei are going to engage in one set of practices in communist China, including race-based ************ ** ******* and not engage in illicit practices in the U.S., just ****** *****.

** **** *** *******, Dahua****** "****** ********" ** Chinese ******,***************** * ******-********* ** camera,********* ****** "****** ******".

FCC ********* ************** ********

****** ************ ***** ********* *******. The***'* ************* **** ********* *** 562 *** ************** *** things **** ******** ******,**** *********** ********,********,******** ************ ******,**********,**** *******,*********** ****** ******* ********, ***:

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********* ***** *** *** FCC ************** ********* ***** *******,*********,********** *******, ***:

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$7,000 **** *** **** ***** ** ************ *********

"*********** ** ********* ** unauthorized *********" ******* * potential $*,*** **** *** each ***** ** *********,*** *** ******.*******, *** ****** *********** ************** *** * broad ******* ** *******, including ** *** ********* made "***** **********" ** if *** *** ***** "changes ** *** ********* standards."

Risk ** ***** *** ********* *** ********

***** ***** ***** ****** the "*********** *****" *.*. Hikvision *** ***** **********, not ***** ******* *******. However, *********** ********, ** is ********* ** *** either **** ********** ** operations ** **** ** their *** ******** (*** potentially **** ***** ****) become ******* ** ****** and ******.

Likelihood ********

*** *** ** ********** **** ************* ** the **** **** **** is ******* *** *** above ******* **** *** guarantee **** **** ******** happen. **** ** *** of *** ********** ************* and ** *** *** chairperson - * ******** - ** ** ** possible **** *** ******** will *** **** ** pass.

*****,**** ****** *** ********** *** FCC ***** **** * "bipartisan *********" ***** ****** "there *** ***** ****** that ****** ** **":

** ********** ** **** we **** **** * bipartisan ********* **** ** the *** ** ******** the ******* **’** **** taking **** *** **** two ** ***** ***** [...] ***** *** *** has ******* ** **** important ***** **** *** last ****** ** ***** and **** * *** of ******** ** ********** the ******** ******** ******, there *** ***** ****** that ****** ** **. Again, ***** ***** **** is ******* **** ******* loophole **** ****** ****** gear ** ******** ** get **** *** ********.

******, ******'* ******** ** **** Dahua *** ********* * "threat" ** ******** ************ ***** *** ***** administration.

Hikvision, ***** ***** ******

** ***, ******* *** US **********'***** *********** ****** *********,** *** ******** **** for **** ******* ** businesses ** *** ********* and ***** ********.

****'* ******** *** * signal **** **** *** change. ******* ** ****, though, ******* ** ** seen.

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***. ********* ***** *** racism ** ***** * well-known ********* ******** *** *******.

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** **** ****’* *** difference ******* ******* *** eastern ******?

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*** ** *** *** who ****** ********, **** here:

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**, *** "****** ****** Russia!" ; )

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** *****?

*** *************?

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#************* ******* **** **** are **** ******.

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**** ********** ** **** virtue ********** ** *** comment *******.

**** ** * **** thing, ********* ***** ************ organizations **** *** **** standing.

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**** *** ******* ******** and ********** *** ****** entities ** ******** ** well!IPVM Image

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** ******* **** ** the ****** *****. ** I ******** ** ******* my ******** ************ ********* OR *** ***** *** current *****? ** ******* Federal ****** *** **** of *** ********* ** "used" ** ***** ***** projects.

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**** ********. ***** *** current *****, *** *** not ******** ** ******* any ******** ******* *********. Keep ** **** **** if *** "***" ******* equipment, *** *** *** eligible ** ******* *** federal ******** (*** ****'* '********* ******'.) ******, *******, ******** ** receive ******* ****** ** long ** ***** ****** aren't ***** ** ******* equipment (*** ****'* '******* ******').

**, *********, *** *** not ******** ** **** changes. ** ******, ** you ******** ** *** covered *********, *** **** being ******** ** ****** possible ************/**** ** *********/*****/****** gear. *** *** ************'* proposal ** **** ************ from ***** ********* ** one **** ******** ****. There *** ***** ****** risks ** **** - for *******, *** ******* government *** **** ******* powers ** *** ******* tech ************ ***** *** Biden ********************* ***** ****-**************** ***** **** ****** President *****.

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******* *** ******* ** the ********* ******.

** ** * ******** dealer ** ** *** existing ****** ******** ******* on *** ******** ****** system ** ***** ** banned **** ***** ******** with *** ******* **********?

** ** ******* ***** systems *** **** ******* a *********** ****** ******; does **** **** ***** the ********** ** "***"?

** ** **** ******* an ***** ***** ******** which ** *** ** Hikvision; **** **** **** under *** ********** ** use?

***** ** ***** * lack ** ******* ** this. * **** * form ******* ** ** desk **** ** ****** that ****** ******* *** state *******. *** ***** section ***** *** ******* or ********** ********* ** the ********** ** ********-*******. The ****** ******** *** so **** *** ** not ******** "***"

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****** *** ****. ***** time * **** ******** seen *** ** *** attestation **********.

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** ** * ******** dealer ** ** *** existing ****** ******** ******* on *** ******** ****** system ** ***** ** banned **** ***** ******** with *** ******* **********?

***. ***** ****** **, ****, the********* ********** *** ******* ********** "may ***" "***** **** a ********" ** "****** or ***** * ********" with "** ****** **** uses" ******* ********* ***/** services. *********, * ********* camera ** **** ******** camera ****** ****** ** use.*** *** *** ********** * ******* ****** cellphone, *** *******, ****** as "***".

** ** ******* ***** systems *** **** ******* a *********** ****** ******; does **** **** ***** the ********** ** "***"?

***."***********" ** * ******* "item"** **********"******* ********" *** **** be ********* ** *** representation, ******* ** ************.

** ** **** ******* an ***** ***** ******** which ** *** ** Hikvision; **** **** **** under *** ********** ** use?

***.**** *** **** *******, e.g. ************** *********** "******** ********* ************" disclosure.

*** ***** ******* ***** not ******* ** ********** equipment ** *** ********** is ********-*******. *** ****** question *** ** **** due ** *** ******** "use"

*******, *** ********** *** not ******* ******* "***" itself, *** ** *** can *** **** *** above ***** ************** ** quite *********.

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** **** **** *********....

*** **** ******* ******* from ****** ** ** last **** -***** **** **** *** Expand ********* ***** ************* ***** ** **** reduced *** ******** ** some ** ***** *******. and *** ***** "**** in **** **** ***** the******** ********* ******- ***** **** **** into ****** ********* - covered ********* ***** *** still ********** **** ***** prime *********** ** ****** federal ****** ************* ***."

* ****** **** ***** that **** ** * use *** ******* ******* equipment, **** * *** install **** ********* ********* for * ******** ** a ******* **** **** federal ******* ** **** of *** ******* ***** this ***** *** ** a ****** ******* ****** contract **** ** ** the ***** **********.

** *** ***** ****. I ***** *** ******* a *** ** *** prime ********** ** ***** I ** *** ****** recipient ** * ******* contract.

* *** **** *** some **** ***** ** here **** *** ** problematic.

**** **** **** ** be ******* ** *** under *** ******* **********?

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* ****** **** ***** that **** ** * use *** ******* ******* equipment, **** * *** install **** ********* ********* for * ******** ** a ******* **** **** federal ******* ** **** of *** ******* ***** this ***** *** ** a ****** ******* ****** contract **** ** ** the ***** **********.

***, ****'* *** ******* interpretation. ***** ********* *********** *** ******* ****** would **** ****** **** as ****. ******* **** the ********* ******** ********, **** ***** ** not ***** *** **** - *** ******** *** effectively *******.

** *** ***** ****. I ***** *** ******* a *** ** *** prime ********** ** ***** I ** *** ****** recipient ** * ******* contract.

***, *******. **** *** run **** ************ ******** *** ***** ********** because **** ****** ************ "applies ** *** ***** contract *****":IPVM Image

** **** ****** ** seem ******* ** ** based ** *** ******* guidelines.

** **** **** *********....

***, ****** ******* *** NDAA *** **** * years, * ***** **** this ** ****!

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**** ** ******** ** so **** ******. **** the ****** ** ***-********* being ****** *** ********* isn't ** *********. *'** seen ***** ********* ********** Chinese **** **** **** didn't **** ****** ** change *** **** **** you ***** ** **** models (*****, *****). ***** the ***** ****, *** just * ****'* ******.*******, *** ********** *******'* block ********* ***** ** beliefs, ********, ** ******** differences ****** ***** ** that ********* ******* ** origin, ***** ** *** draw *** **** ** that?****** **** ***** ********* security **** ***** *** then ********* ** *** on ***** ***** ******** and ******* ** ******. No ********** ******** ** security **** *** **** found, **** ******** ******** that *** ******* **** everyone ****. * *** guarantee ********* *** * worse ***** ****** **** any ******* ** ***** list. ** *** *** this ***, ****** ******* about ********** ******* ******. Isn't * "******* *****" freedom (**** ********* ** it **)? ** ***'* endorsing *** ********** ******** what *** **** **** you *** *** ****** in ********** ** **** value? *** **** **** a **** ** *** own **** ***** **** giants. *** ******* *** government ****-**** ** **** passive *** ******** **** intrusive **** ** *****. Do *** ******** *** governments ****** ** **** doorbells ***** *** *****, "smart ****" ******* ********* recording **** **** **** should, *** **** **** being **** **** **** learning *******, ** ******* policies **** ***** **** 120hours *** * ****** to **** ***** *** a **** ** ******* to ******** *** ******? I ***** ** ** about **** *** ***, anyone ********** **** ** a **** ** *** flame ****.

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*** **** ***** *** get **** "**** *** notion ** ***-********* ***** banned *** ********* ***'* is *********. " *********(***) equipment ** **** ** banned ** ********** *********.

*** * ********** ****** with *** ***** ** laws **** ***** * do *** *****. *** 889 *** ** ******** impact ** ***** (***** rural) ******* ********* *** had ******* ******** ****** for ** *** *** need ** *** *** replace. ***** **** *** law ** ***, ******* to ****** ***** *** many ** ***** ******** out ** ******** *** the ***** ** ********** could **** *** **** of ***** ******** *** of ********.

* ***** **** *** NDAA/sec889 ********** *** ****** but **** **** **** the ***** ** *** and *** ***** ** non ********** *** ***********.

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*** ***'* *** ** to **** **** ********** devices *** ********* ** technical ********* **** ******* around ***** ************. *** question ** ******, ***, Dahua, *** ** * political ******** **** ****** be ***** **** ** Congress. *** ********* ****** should **** *** ***** to ******** ***** **** should ** ****** ** deal **** ***** ******, not ** ********* *** role ** ** ************** agency ******* **** ******** (which ** ** ******* is ******* *** *** broad).

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* ** *** *******, just ****** ** **********. Sec *** ** *** NDAA *** ****** ** Congress *** ****** **** law ** *** ******** president. **** ** ***** the ************ **** **** being. *** ********** ******* is ******** ** ** the ************** ** *** law. *** *** ****** that **** ****** ****** setting *** ***** *** their ***** (***** ***** still ***** *** *** handling **/********** *********) *** if **, ***** ****** would ** *********** *** enforcing *** *** ** relation ** ******** *******.

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*** **** * **** point. ** ************* ** that **** (******** ******* Authorization ***) ** **** that, *** ** ** all **** *** ***** of ***** **** ****** into ***********. ** ***** to ** **** *********** what ** *** *** based ** ***** ******** should ** ********* ** the ***, *** *** FCC.

** *** ** ****** and ** **** ***** a **** ******* *** to *** *** ******* as * ** ** fan ** ****** *** national ******* ******* ******** by * ******* ******* government ***** *******. *** if ** ****** ** companies ** ****** *** develop *** **********, **** will **** ************** **** Congress ** *** *** of *********** **** *** outlast * ************ *****.

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**** ***** ***** ******* white ***** ********?

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**** ********. *** ***** thus *** *** **** on ********* **** *** majority ***** ** *** PRC ********** *** ******** could ****** ****. ** many ** *** ******* white ***** ******** *** oemmed **** *** *** 4 **** ********** **** the ******* ************ (*** alone *** ********** ************ proposed ** **** ************) has *********** *** ***** recipients **********.

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