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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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The US says Huawei has been spying through ‘back doors’ designed for law enforcement — which is what the US has been pressuring tech companies to do for years

The US government accused Huawei of spying on people by exploiting telecoms “back doors” intended for use by law enforcement, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The US has repeatedly accused Huawei of spying for the Chinese government, but this is the first detail it’s given about how it […]
The US says Huawei has been spying through ‘back doors’ designed for law enforcement — which is what the US has been pressuring tech companies to do for years
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Even in the cynical world of covert intelligence, Israel’s apparent surveillance of the White House is considered a breathtaking violation

Israel was this week accused of plating spy devices in Washington, D.C., in an apparent attempt to monitor President Donald Trump. Israel denied doing so. Former intelligence officials were surprised, which they regard as reckless even for Israel, known for its maverick tendencies. “The Israelis are capable of things no […]
Even in the cynical world of covert intelligence, Israel’s apparent surveillance of the White House is considered a breathtaking violation
Tech

WhatsApp faces international pressure to hand over access to encrypted chats

Messaging services like WhatsApp face increased pressure from governments to let spies infiltrate private conversations, undermining the promise of end-to-end encrypted chats. The UK hosted the “Five Eyes” nations for a security summit this week. In a press statement following the summit UK home secretary Priti Patel and US Attorney […]
WhatsApp faces international pressure to hand over access to encrypted chats
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Iran detains 17 citizens accused of spying for the CIA and says they were given ‘tempting promises’ of jobs and money in the US

Iran’s intelligence ministry says it broke up a CIA spying ring in the country and detained 17 Iranian suspects. The suspects were employed in “vital private sector centres in the economic, nuclear, infrastructural, military, and cyber areas,” where they “collected classified information,” the ministry said, according to Sky News. CNN […]
Iran detains 17 citizens accused of spying for the CIA and says they were given ‘tempting promises’ of jobs and money in the US
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