A U.S. computer security company said last month that a secretive Chinese military unit was likely behind a series of hacking
Who cares whether the cyber-threat lurks in China, Russia, or in the person of the disaffected youth down the block? The
WikiLeaks' self-acclaimed leader, Julian Assange is the new rebel with a cause, and a computer. In fact, he might be a geek gone wild, a techno-hero hacker, or just the smartest, damn businessman we've ever encountered.
Over the past week, reports from Chinese Internet users indicate that when Gmail is accessed, users are auto-forwarded to
Though America's cyber-vulnerability has long been a concern of the intelligence agencies, the Google episode has catapulted it to a national security priority.
Now that Google has stepped out and taken an aggressive stance against the government of China, arguably the second or third most powerful country in the world, we may be witnessing a new stage in U.S. international relations.
The focus of American spying is traditional statecraft -- arms sales, military capabilities and plans, political intentions. China's goals, though, are very different, and we should call them on it.