Re: That is worrying...
> Also, I though Russia and China were looking for réapprochment? Seems to be going badly, then.
There are no friends between the powerful countries of the world, only alliances of convenience.
Everyone spies on everyone, for example the USA steals IP From the EU, which pinches it from the USA as well.
Arguably what they are doing is natural. The concept of IP is unnatural. Humans have taken ideas from each other for a long as we have been around. Even monkeys, if they see another monkey do something that gets them more food, will copy the monkey.
It is only recently (in the timeline of bipedal life on earth) that we have entered into the concept of forbidding people from copying a good idea "because money".
Besides, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery :-)