A former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI said the bombing in Nashville revealed how "relatively easy" it is for a single individual to cause disruption.
Conspiracy theories about 5G technology are growing in size and intensity-—and finding connections with the pandemic.
"You'll find anything imaginable and unimaginable online, and it may be that this is partially what drove this individual," said Frank Figliuzzi, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI.
It follows a temporary government ban on the Chinese company from accessing the most sensitive core parts of British networks.
Companies could face fines of up to $133,000 a day, should they fail to meet targets for higher security requirements.
"The main result of this research is the first proof that telesurgery is feasible using 5G," lead researcher Leonardo De Mattos told Newsweek.
The woman ranted about various conspiracy theories at a Palm Beach meeting debating a face mask mandate, which eventually passed with a unanimous vote.
Conspiracy theorists have claimed without evidence that electromagnetic waves transmitted by 5G technology are responsible for the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19.
The secretary of state said the U.S. "stands with our allies and partners against the Chinese Communist Party's coercive bullying tactics."
"Ericsson has carefully put itself into an advantageous position across vastly different political environments," one technology industry analyst told Newsweek.
A bipartisan group of congressional leaders introduced a new bill Tuesday targeting Huawei and other 5G companies found to have engaged in commercial espionage or to be in violation of U.S. sanctions.
Esper said that nations including China and Russia "will try to use the pandemic as a way to invest in critical industry and infrastructure" in Europe.
Dozens of phone masts have been set on fire in the U.K. amid baseless claims that the technology is linked to COVID-19.
"China's 5G has pressed the fast forward button," Wen Ku, a director at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), said this week.
"We're proactively taking action on Pages, Groups and posts to remove content that promotes this behavior," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.
Though the 5G conspiracy has been debunked by science experts, there are some celebrities who believe it.
"COVID-19 is caused by a virus that came through a natural animal source and has no relation to 5G or any radiation linked to technology."
Chinese tech firm Huawei's lawsuit against the U.S. government was dismissed Tuesday, after a federal judge ruled the company had no legal ground to file the complaint.
A small town in England has temporarily banned 5G, after residents expressed health concerns about the technology. Experts seem less convinced that the wireless network poses a threat.
A Federal Communications Commission proposal to share a radio spectrum band relied on by weather forecasting services with mobile companies has been opposed by meteorological experts.
The Trump administration blacklisted Huawei in May.
The company claims the phone's "elevator mechanism" has been tested more than 300,000 times.