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May 21, 2019 | 17:10 GMT

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China, U.S.: Homeland Security Report Highlights Risks Posed by Chinese-Made Drones

What Happened: A report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned against the potential risks of Chinese-produced drones that may be accessed by the Chinese government to extract sensitive information, CNN reported May 20.

Why It Matters: The report highlights increased U.S. scrutiny against Chinese technology companies over their suspected links with the Chinese government and potential involvement in espionage activities.

Background: In 2017, the U.S. Army accused Chinese drone manufacturer DJI of sharing sensitive information with Beijing, prompting the Army to ban their products and DJI to introduce a privacy function.

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