Obama Administration invokes Cold-War powers to force telecom companies to divulge security secrets in aim to find Chinese spyware

Josh Peterson Contributor
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The U.S. is invoking Cold War-era national-security powers to force telecommunication companies including AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) to divulge confidential information about their networks in a hunt for Chinese cyber-spying.

In a survey distributed in April, the U.S. Commerce Department asked for a detailed accounting of foreign-made hardware and software on the companies’ networks.

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