Daily Mail President Obama has hit back at Beijing's alleged hacking campaign against U.S. businesses by banning government from buying Chinese computer technology. By Damien Gayle
'The new rule, which was buried in a
spending bill signed this week, comes after a string of hacks traced
back to China hit some of America's most important companies.
will only be in effect until the end of the fiscal year on September
30, but could yet pave the way for broader, more permanent changes in
how the U.S. government buys technology.
is a change of direction,' said Stewart Baker, a former senior official
at the Homeland Security Department who now works for the legal firm
Steptoe and Johnson in Washington.'