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Microsoft president Brad Smith speaks at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Bellevue, Washington. Brad Smith has been a key player behind the effort to create a “Cybersecurity Tech Accord.” (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

Tech Firms Sign ‘Digital Geneva Accord’ Not to Aid Governments in Cyberwar

| Apr. 17, 2018

More than 30 high-tech companies, led by Microsoft and Facebook, announced a set of principles on Tuesday that included a declaration that they would not help any government — including that of the United States — mount cyberattacks against “innocent civilians and enterprises from anywhere,” reflecting Silicon Valley’s effort to separate itself from government cyberwarfare.

Newspaper Article - The New York Times

N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat

| March 22, 2014

American officials have long considered Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, a security threat, blocking it from business deals in the United States for fear that the company would create “back doors” in its equipment that could allow the Chinese military or Beijing-backed hackers to steal corporate and government secrets.