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Chinese agent exploited LinkedIn’s ‘relentless’ algorithm to find contacts and gather intelligence, admission of guilt says

Dickson Jun Wei Yeo pleaded guilty this month in a US court to obtaining sensitive information on behalf of Chinese intelligence agents. Yeo told investigators that he exploited LinkedIn’s “relentless” algorithm to find new contacts in the government and military. Those contacts were sometimes paid between $US1,000 and $US2,000 to […]
Chinese agent exploited LinkedIn’s ‘relentless’ algorithm to find contacts and gather intelligence, admission of guilt says
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A Pentagon linguist is accused of giving up the names of US spies to her crush with ties to Iran’s Hezbollah militant group

The Justice Department charged 61-year-old Mariam Taha Thompson, a Pentagon linguist, with espionage on Wednesday. Thompson is accused of transmitting highly classified national-defence information, including information about confidential sources, to a foreign national who is suspected of having ties to the militant organisation Hezbollah. An affidavit attached to the criminal […]
A Pentagon linguist is accused of giving up the names of US spies to her crush with ties to Iran’s Hezbollah militant group
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One of the UK’s top spies signalled he isn’t worried by US threats to withhold intelligence over Huawei, suggesting Trump’s lobbying efforts are failing

The head of the UK’s counterintelligence service MI5 told The Financial Times he doesn’t believe the UK’s intelligence-sharing relationship with the US would be jeopardized if it allowed Huawei to build 5G equipment. The US has repeatedly lobbied its allies to freeze out Huawei, insisting it would have to limit […]
One of the UK’s top spies signalled he isn’t worried by US threats to withhold intelligence over Huawei, suggesting Trump’s lobbying efforts are failing
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The Chinese woman who trespassed into Mar-a-Lago carrying a bag of mobile phones and other devices is being deported back to China

A Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing on President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and lying to federal officers will be deported back to China after finishing her eight-month sentence, NBC News reported. The sentencing decision comes seven months after the woman, named Yujing Zhang, was apprehended by Secret Service agents carrying bag […]
The Chinese woman who trespassed into Mar-a-Lago carrying a bag of mobile phones and other devices is being deported back to China
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The CIA reportedly worked with an Iraqi informant code named ‘Donnie Brasco,’ who feared for his life and ultimately defected to Iranian intelligence

Iranian intelligence officers have used financial incentives and gifts to lure away Iraqi spies formerly working for the CIA, according to a new trove of leaked documents reported on jointly by The Intercept and The New York Times. The first section of the Intercept’s five-part report offers both extremely sophisticated […]
The CIA reportedly worked with an Iraqi informant code named ‘Donnie Brasco,’ who feared for his life and ultimately defected to Iranian intelligence
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Why a former CIA spy stops at every yellow light

Insider recently obtained an advance copy of “Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA,” a new book by the former clandestine-service officer Amaryllis Fox, which is out Tuesday. In an interview, Fox talked more about why she wrote the book, her training, her experiences in the field, and even […]
Why a former CIA spy stops at every yellow light
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A San Francisco tour guide has been accused of spying for China, and video shows him hiding $20,000 in a hotel room in exchange for state secrets

Xuehua “Edward” Peng, 56, a naturalized US citizen living in Hayward, California, was arrested last Friday on suspicion of spying for China. According to the criminal complaint, Peng acted as a courier for China’s intelligence agency, taking memory disks that he believed contained national security secrets to Beijing. Peng was […]
A San Francisco tour guide has been accused of spying for China, and video shows him hiding $20,000 in a hotel room in exchange for state secrets
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China steals US designs for new weapons, and it’s getting away with ‘the greatest intellectual property theft in human history’

US officials have repeatedly warned about China’s increasingly sophisticated military technology and about China’s habit of lifting that technology from elsewhere. Defence Secretary Mark Esper recently warned that China was perpetrating the “greatest intellectual property theft in human history,” just days after retired Navy Adm. William McRaven said China’s growing […]
China steals US designs for new weapons, and it’s getting away with ‘the greatest intellectual property theft in human history’
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National-security experts say a US Marine veteran detained in Russia doesn’t fit the profile of a spy, but he could be a bargaining chip for a prisoner swap

National-security experts are sounding the alarm after Russian authorities charged Paul Whelan, a former US Marine, with espionage Thursday after he was detained in Moscow last month. Intelligence veterans said there are several details in Whelan’s past that make it unlikely that he is a US intelligence officer. But Whelan’s […]
National-security experts say a US Marine veteran detained in Russia doesn’t fit the profile of a spy, but he could be a bargaining chip for a prisoner swap
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