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US Senators ask DHS to look into US government workers using foreign VPNs

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have asked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate the potential risks of the use of foreign software for data redirection, such as VPN applications and data proxies, by US government personnel. They are worried that software providers based in countries like China and Russia may provide their governments with the information they process.

“If U.S. intelligence experts believe Beijing and Moscow are leveraging Chinese and Russian-made technology to surveil Americans, surely DHS should also be concerned about Americans sending their web browsing data directly to China and Russia,” the senators justified their request.

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