Monday, February 13, 2012

Watching China While They Watch Us

While China's growing business economy continues to be the popular media story of the last five years, many of its tactics to reach these high levels of productivity have come under scrutiny. Foreign reporters have sent back their observations from the field, which include stories of oppressive labor factories that crank out most of the First World Nations's gadgets. However, China is not only making the gadgets. They're also developing the ability to have our gadgets watch us at work.

The New York Times reports: "'If a company has significant intellectual property that the Chinese and Russians are interested in, and you go over there with mobile devices, your devices will get penetrated,' said Joel F. Brenner, formerly the top counterintelligence official in the office of the director of national intelligence."

The Chinese and Russians have been stealing business and government secrets from all over the globe. Even large cyber security companies like McAree are left somewhat vulnerable.

"What might have once sounded like the behavior of a paranoid is now standard operating procedure for officials at American government agencies, research groups and companies that do business in China and Russia — like Google, the State Department and the Internet security giant McAfee. Digital espionage in these countries, security experts say, is a real and growing threat — whether in pursuit of confidential government information or corporate trade secrets."

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[Source: The New York Times - Traveling Light in a Time of Digital Thievery]