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This article is part of the June 2014 issue of MicroScope: June 2014
Cisco's boss John Chambers has written to the US President expressing his worries that the National Security Agency (NSA) is intercepting products in transit through the channel and modifying them in order to spy on customers. Ever Since Edward Snowden started to reveal the extent to which the NSA was spying on US and foreign nationals there have been some questions of how much the IT industry was aware of the issue. A raft of vendors, including Cisco, were quick to distance themselves from the NSA activities and said they had not supported the attempts by the agency to use their products to gather data when the Snowden hysteria was at its height last year. But the revelations that some IT equipment in transit has been tampered with by the NSA has forced Cisco chairman and CEO Chambers to put pen to paper and address Barak Obama directly over an issue that could have widespread implications for the channel. "This week a number of media outlets reported allegations that the National Security Agency has intercepted IT equipment while they were in transit from ... Access >>>
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