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China hacks 'everything that doesn't move' says Hilary Clinton

tom dial Silver badge

It is quite incorrect to suppose that the Chinese, Russians, Japanese, French, Germans, and others do not engage in signals intelligence to the full extent of their capabilities and interests. Hacking the internet and internet attache devices is a quite natural extension of signals intelligence activities targeting radio and wireline telecommunications that significant international actors have engaged in for at least the last 75 years. And those signals intelligence activities extend and supplement intelligence activities that go back for at least three or four centuries more to the earliest days of anything that could reasonably be considered a nation-state.

Ms. Clinton's reported statements suggest that she is either naive about the way governments behave or has judged rather cynically, but probably correctly, that US voters are clueless about that.

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