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German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles


Reuters Staff BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians. The BfV domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming individual profiles it says are fake and fake organizations to… Continue reading German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles

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Chinese ‘Security’ Company Was a Den of Hackers, Feds Say


Boyusec is accused of siphoning secrets from targets including Siemens and is connected the notorious group called APT3, which has been linked to Beijing’s spy services. KEVIN POULSEN 11.27.17 1:52 PM ET An obscure Chinese computer security firm acted as a front for a sophisticated hacking operation dedicated to siphoning secrets from targets around the world, according… Continue reading Chinese ‘Security’ Company Was a Den of Hackers, Feds Say

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U.S. Congress urged to require Chinese journalists to register as agents


NOVEMBER 15, 2017 / 12:06 AM David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A report to the U.S. Congress released on Wednesday accused Chinese state media entities of involvement in spying and propaganda and said their staff in the United States should be required to register as foreign agents. The annual report of the U.S. China Economic… Continue reading U.S. Congress urged to require Chinese journalists to register as agents

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Russian ties with China in the face of Western sanctions


SUMMARY Since the West imposed sanctions on Russia, in response to its annexation of Crimea and destabilisation of eastern Ukraine in 2014, the country has accelerated its ‘turn to the East’ and notably to like-minded China, in an attempt to offset its loss of access to Western financial markets and advanced technology. Three years on,… Continue reading Russian ties with China in the face of Western sanctions

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China’s ‘Magic Weapons’: Influence Operations Subverting Foreign Governments


Report says Beijing sharply increases overseas efforts to sway governments under Xi Jinping BY: Bill Gertz from the WFB // September 27, 2017 5:00 am China under supreme leader Xi Jinping is stepping up coordinated intelligence operations aimed at influencing foreign governments into backing Beijing’s anti-democratic goals, according to a new study. Chinese influence operations involve multiple… Continue reading China’s ‘Magic Weapons’: Influence Operations Subverting Foreign Governments

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Fake news: Washington Post clone emerges in China


By Lucy Hornby in Beijing and Matthew Garrahan in London The masthead said Washington Post, the Chinese-language articles credited the Post’s reporters and the news of the day mirrored the selection on the US website. The only problem? The Washington Post Chinese edition, which in a few months since launching has built up a loyal… Continue reading Fake news: Washington Post clone emerges in China

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The Rise of the Authoritarian Internet


SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 | DANIEL HOFFMAN In May 2015, Russia and China signed a “nonaggression pact” in cyberspace. They agreed not to target each other with cyber attacks and promote the idea of sovereignty in cyberspace. China and Russia are now seeking to eliminate virtual private network services (VPN’s) from their respective internet space. Russian President Vladimir… Continue reading The Rise of the Authoritarian Internet