Why does the US government have an issue with Kaspersky?

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The government worries Kaspersky Lab has ties to the Russian government.

The allegations, which have cropped up over the last several months, range from Kaspersky working with the Russian government to Kremlin spies hacking the antivirus software and using it without the company knowing.

A Bloomberg article in July said internal emails showed Kaspersky Lab was working closely with Russia’s FSB, the country’s equivalent to the FBI. This came a month after FBI agents visited Kaspersky employees in the US, questioning the company’s motives.

“The case against Kaspersky Lab is overwhelming,” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat from New Hampshire, said in a statement. “The strong ties between Kaspersky Lab and the Kremlin are alarming and well-documented.”

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