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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 06:32 PM

The Spy Business Is Booming and We Should Be Worried

What is going on? Russian spies are assassinating people in other countries, directing internet companies to troll our social media and trying to undermine our political process almost in plain sight.

At the same time, agents acting at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party are stealing our proprietary information and technology. North Korean spies have become New Age bank robbers, while Iranian spies have attempted to assassinate dissidents in Denmark and a Saudi diplomat in the United States. And the United Arab Emirates has hired former government hackers to spy on dissidents and civil rights activists.

The spy business is clearly booming.

But it is not just government spy agencies. We are also witnessing the democratization of spy tools and techniques that used to be the sole purview of a highly select group of intelligence services. Less sophisticated services in other countries are now getting into the act.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/20/opinion/sunday/the-spy-business-is-booming-and-we-should-be-worried.html

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Tue Jul 23, 2019, 04:21 PM

1. In addition, millions are happily posting personal info online everyday. Who needs spies?

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