Washington  —  The  department of homeland security has warned US firms of the risks to company data from Chinese-made drones, according to a notice on Monday. The notice, entitled Chinese Manufactured Unmanned Aircraft Systems, warns  that US officials have "strong concerns about any technology product that takes American data into the territory of an authoritarian state that permits its intelligence services to have unfettered access to that data or otherwise abuses that access." A spokeswoman for the department’s cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency confirmed that it “recently released an industry alert providing organisations with information related to the inherit risks associated with using  UAS (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology manufactured in China and measures to reduce such risk.” The notice, which did not name any companies, was reported earlier by CNN. It urged companies to “be aware of whether your UAS data is being stored by the vendor or other third par...

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