Re: Business as usual
Well of course the recent revelations about that purveyor of 'security' equipment being owned by the BDH and CIA. If anyone thinks it was just used for diplomatic/security stuff I have a couple of bridges to sell you. Of course they used it for industrial espionage.
Everybody's in on such things. I worked in a lab where the boss was editor of a major journal. He got a paper to review, got a guy in the lab to copy the work and held up the paper so they could publish first. My PhD supervisor once wrote to someone asking for some reagent (science works on this sort of thing) but made the mistake of giving too much info on what he wanted it for. He didn't hear back from them then they published the work he wa going to do.