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Chinese Cyberwarfare capabilities - Enter the cyber dragon....

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/how-an-email-sparked-a-squabble-over-chinese-owned-lenovos-role-at-pentagon/2016/04/22/b1cd43d8-07ca-11e6-a12f-ea5aed7958dc_story.html

http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-apple-ibook-itunes-movies-20160422-story.html
 

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http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/international/2016/06/10/chinese-national-convicted-export-violations/85695920/
 

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-25/china-slaps-ban-on-internet-news-reporting-as-crackdown-tightens
 

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From last week: https://gcaptain.com/did-china-cyber-attack-vietnam-over-south-china-sea-dispute/
 

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Read this carefully and then consider the implications. ("Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet", Schneier on Security, September 13th, 2016)

Much more resilience needs to be built into the web as the free democratic world knows it - as a utility, as a basic structure of our economy (the largest public companies by market capitalization are Apple, Alphabet [parent of Google] and Microsoft - all knowledge based, immaterial to a large degree) and as a non-governmental granular, emergent network, too. I'm no "prepper" but nefarious activities around core internet infrastructure (consider also the rapidly proliferating ASAT capabilities and specialized Russian subs loitering around communications cables) really encourages me to look further into steering the relevant decision making (local, national, international) in an informed and effective way. Furthermore, it can't hurt to know about redundancy options such as data over ham radio, auxiliary dial up possibilities and standing up ad-hoc WiFi networks. Local backup of the most important data instead of relying solely on cloud storage seems a prudent precaution as well.

Many actors increasingly see everything in terms of attack vectors, the world solely in various stages of war. Defending what we have and aspiring to be ever more capable is shaping up to be a very asymmetric confrontation - at least in terms of almost completely different objectives. There are also serious, disturbing wider intent signifying implications in any hostile actor acquiring infrastructure-wide disruptive/destructive capabilities in any arena.
 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/18/emojis-should-be-regulated-says-official-china-media-amid-online/
 

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Grey Havoc said:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/18/emojis-should-be-regulated-says-official-china-media-amid-online/
That is, culturally speaking, very odd indeed. Chinese itself is (mainly) written in logograms so emojis should fit right in there - in fact emojis could be seen as a conduit for "westerners" between writing in alphabets and other forms of notation and less so the other way around. I'm hard pressed to see how emojis could be used in any more politically subversive (ambiguous, double entendre) ways as any other symbols in chinese writing, at least.

Meanwhile here are a couple of loo...oooong reads I've enjoyed on the subject recently. As much about cyber "bears" and other related stuff as "dragons" but as the methodology and the playing field is largely the same, there you go:

The Atlantic, November 2016 issue: "War Goes Viral, How social media is being weaponized across the world"
BuzzFeed, October 15th: "Meet Fancy Bear, The Russian Group Hacking US Elections"

“騎虎難下”, as they say in chinese (according to The Atlantic feature, I don't know the language apart from saying "nee hao"), or literally, “riding a tiger and it being hard to get off.”
 

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http://freebeacon.com/national-security/report-chinese-spies-stole-pentagon-secrets/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=0df1ebdf8f-WFB_Morning_Beacon10_26_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-0df1ebdf8f-46005157
 

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-presses-tech-firms-to-police-the-internet-1479467851
 

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http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/12/us-congressional-report-warns-that.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2Fadvancednano+%28nextbigfuture%29&utm_content=FaceBook
 

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-internet-idUSKBN1441GK
 

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/12/16/how-russia-overtook-china-as-our-biggest-cyber-enemy/

Basically a 'The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!' piece. Some of the assertions and conclusions in the article are questionable at best.
 

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http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obamas-long-years-of-cyber-neglect/article/2610137
 

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http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/23/fbi-probes-fdic-hack-linked-to-chinas-military-sources.html
 

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-tightens-apps-oversight-1484568024
 

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-internet-idUSKBN15715U
 

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http://www.realcleardefense.com/2017/02/05/chinarsquos_intelligent_weaponry_gets_smarter_290083.html
 

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-internet-idUSKBN15M09R
 

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http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/335828-new-cyber-law-in-china-stirs-alarm
 

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https://youtu.be/aiXxsIhRnTc

I had actual nightmares when I heard Iskander-M units put down roots outside the Russian Federation... In Syria... Possibly as a final garuntee of safety for Assad against a SOCOM stealthy snatch and grab to the Hague... Now this.

Waiting to see if it comes out the wash who hacked the state Agency...

I have to rewrite one of my final assignments now.
 

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At the moment it feels a bit like living in a Dale Brown novel...
 

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http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/space/china-sets-new-record-for-quantum-entanglement-en-route-to-build-new-communication-network/news-story/e528da0cf68b2e63bbe093cab49ec507
 

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https://www.cyberscoop.com/china-ssf-cyber-command-strategic-support-force-pla-nsa-dod/
 

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http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41395640

https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/09/25/207241/china-blocks-whatsapp
 

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41565281

I wonder if they shared any of the take with the PLA?
 

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Grey Havoc said:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41565281

I wonder if they shared any of the take with the PLA?
Is the Pope Catholic?
 

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sferrin said:
Grey Havoc said:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41565281

I wonder if they shared any of the take with the PLA?
Is the Pope Catholic?
:)

In other news: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/11/china-spy-games-espionage-243644
 

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-11/hacker-stole-data-from-defence-subcontractor/9040906
 

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/15/world/asia/north-korea-hacking-cyber-sony.html
 

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https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/08/chinese-theft-of-sensitive-us-military-technology-still-huge-problem.html
 

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-skype-china/apple-removes-several-apps-including-skype-in-china-idUSKBN1DL1IG

http://variety.com/2017/digital/global/china-arrests-regulator-bans-skype-expands-control-of-internet-1202621387/

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14399729/1/skype-vanishes-from-app-stores-in-china.html
 

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http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pages/2018/January%202018/US-Must-Take-Steps-to-Counter-Chinas-Rise.aspx
 

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https://theintercept.com/2018/08/01/google-china-search-engine-censorship/

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2157223/artificial-intelligence-immune-fear-or-favour-helping-make-chinas

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/02/chinas-ai-giants-cant-say-no-to-the-party/
 

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https://search.slashdot.org/story/18/08/08/2245226/google-using-chinese-site-it-owns-to-develop-search-term-blacklist-for-censored-search-engine-says-report
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/8/17664956/google-chinese-site-search-blacklist-censored
 

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-woos-partners-for-potential-china-expansion-1534071600
 

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-monitoring-insight/from-laboratory-in-far-west-chinas-surveillance-state-spreads-quietly-idUSKBN1KZ0R3
 

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-cyber/china-linked-cyberattacks-likely-as-malaysia-reviews-projects-security-firm-idUSKBN1L00X8
 
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