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China wants to mobilise entire nation in counter-espionage

A China's flag flutters near people lining up to get tested at a makeshift nucleic acid testing site, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Beijing, China on 18th May, 2022

Beijing, ChinaReuters China should encourage its citizens to join counter-espionage work, including creating channels for individuals to report suspicious activity as well as commending and rewarding them, the state security ministry said on Tuesday.  A system that makes it “normal” for the masses to participate in counter-espionage must be established, wrote the Ministry of State […]

US completes recovery of Chinese balloon but other “object” searches called off

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Navy sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4 prepare material recovered in the Atlantic Ocean from a high-altitude Chinese balloon shot down by the U.S. Air Force off the coast of South Carolina after docking in Virginia Beach, Virginia for transport to federal agents at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek on February 10, 2023 in this image released by the U.S. Navy in Washington, U.S. February 13, 2023. Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan Seelbach/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

Washington DC, US Reuters The United States said on Friday it had successfully concluded recovery efforts off South Carolina to collect sensors and other debris from a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon shot down by a US fighter jet on 4th February, and investigators are now analysing its “guts.” But US and Canadian authorities also announced […]

UK children to get right to know if parents are spying on them

London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation British children will get the right to know when their parents are spying on them online under a binding code for technology firms, a data watchdog announced last week. Companies must tell children if their products include parental controls to limit access or watch over them and offer an “obvious sign” […]

Turkey charges US pastor as ‘spy’; conviction would mean life in prison

World Watch Monitor Almost a year after it arrested him, Turkey piled on new charges of spying and insurgency against American pastor, Andrew Brunson, on 24th August, demanding four consecutive life sentences in prison against the 23 year resident of Turkey. Jailed since his surprise detention without charges last October, Rev Brunson was eventually accused of […]