CCP Media reporters spy on Starbucks after applying for jobs there

China 12/21/21, 05:48

Starbucks is facing a stream of criticism in mainland China after a journalist for state-owned media spied on its stores as an employee there. Beijing News on Dec. 13 alleged that two Starbucks stores were using expired ingredients. The paper credited the findings to its reporters who worked there after passing ...

Facebook warns LAPD not to use fake accounts to spy on suspects

New York 11/22/21, 00:36

Facebook, now known as Meta, has formally contacted the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to request the police department stop using phony profiles on Facebook's platform to spy on its users.In order to solve crimes, the U.S. police department has been recently working with a tech firm to analyze Facebook ...

Spies inside Al-Qaeda could have prevented 9/11 attacks

Middle East 09/13/21, 05:40

The exciting stories of three spies who infiltrated Al-Qaeda for Western intelligence are worth revisiting as the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches. Why was the information they could have offered not used more effectively? The popular belief, repeated many times since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is that recruiting informers and deploying ...

Former spy who tried to sell military secrets to China is sentenced

U.S. 09/25/19, 14:23

A former spy was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempting to sell classified U.S. national defense information to the communist regime in China, the U.S. Department of Justice reported Sept. 24. Ron Rockwell Hansen, 60, of Syracuse, Utah, pleaded guilty to the crime of treason and admitted to receiving ...

Q&A: What is Huawei and why does Washington worry about it?

Tech 01/29/19, 04:03

Huawei is China's first global tech brand and a growing source of tension between Washington and Beijing. Huawei Technologies Ltd. is the biggest supplier of network switching gear used by phone and internet companies. It has spent a decade battling U.S. accusations it is a front for Chinese spying or poses ...

Huawei fires sales manager who Poland charged with spying

World 01/12/19, 11:33

The Chinese tech company Huawei on Saturday announced it has fired a sales director who was arrested in Poland and charged with spying for China, saying he has brought the firm's reputation "into disrepute."The company said it has "decided to terminate the employment of Mr. Wang Weijing, who was arrested ...

Trudeau says China not respecting diplomatic immunity

China 01/12/19, 02:57

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that Chinese officials are not respecting the diplomatic immunity of one of the Canadians detained in China last month as he ramped up efforts to get them released. China arrested former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor on vague national ...

Russia: Too early to consider exchange of US spy suspect

Politics 01/05/19, 08:29

Russia's deputy foreign minister is brushing back suggestions that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian. Paul Whelan, who also holds Canadian, British and Irish citizenship, was detained in late December. His arrest has led to speculation that Russia could be using ...

American arrested in Russia as spy was there for a wedding

Politics 01/01/19, 20:48

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine arrested in Russia on espionage charges, was visiting Moscow over the holidays to attend a wedding when he suddenly disappeared, his brother said Tuesday. Whelan, 48, who is head of global security for a Michigan-based auto parts supplier, was arrested on Friday. In announcing the ...

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