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  • Former Sen. Barbara Boxer is now working for a Chinese surveillance firm

    01/12/2021 9:02:35 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Jan. 12, 2021 | Eric Ting
    The inaugural committee for President-elect Joe Biden reportedly returned a $500 donation from former California Sen. Barbara Boxer after it was learned she registered as a foreign agent for a Chinese surveillance firm.
  • EXC: Biden Personnel Chief Served At Chinese Intel Org Flagged By FBI For Recruiting Western Spies

    01/12/2021 8:37:07 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The National Pulse.com ^ | 1/12/2021 | NATALIE WINTERS
    While at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, Zimmerman also served as a fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, flagged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for its close ties to the Chinese Communist Party’s top spy agency, the Ministry of State Security. The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), which the FBI views as a “front group for Chinese intelligence collection and overseas spy recruitment,” was involved in a 2019 criminal case involving a retired Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative selling classified U.S. defense documents to China. The operative, Kevin Mallory, was contacted by a...
  • George Blake: Soviet Cold War spy and former MI6 officer dies in Russia

    12/26/2020 9:45:31 AM PST · by Borges · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/26/20
    George Blake, the former MI6 officer and one of the Cold War's most infamous double agents, has died aged 98, Russian media has reported. Over nine years, the Soviet spy handed over information that led to the betrayal of at least 40 MI6 agents in Eastern Europe. He was jailed in London in 1960, but escaped in 1966 and fled to Russia. The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service said Blake "had a genuine love for our country".
  • Intel is key: High-ranking congressman says fort plays big role in U.S. defense

    12/01/2007 3:36:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 245+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The defense of the United States is going to require highly trained military intelligence professions, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Friday. Preparing critical intelligence providers is being done on this Southern Arizona post, said U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., who assumed the chairmanship of the committee in January. Having an intelligence force that is the best will ensure the United States can counter any future enemy, he said. “It’s going to be the intelligence world that makes the difference,” he said after spending an afternoon on the post. It was Skelton’s first trip...
  • CHINA USED STOLEN DATA TO EXPOSE CIA OPERATIVES IN AFRICA AND EUROPE(Stolen Big Data)

    12/22/2020 10:43:37 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    Around 2013, U.S. intelligence began noticing an alarming pattern: Undercover CIA personnel, flying into countries in Africa and Europe for sensitive work, were being rapidly and successfully identified by Chinese intelligence, according to three former U.S. officials. The surveillance by Chinese operatives began in some cases as soon as the CIA officers had cleared passport control. Sometimes, the surveillance was so overt that U.S. intelligence officials speculated that the Chinese wanted the U.S. side to know they had identified the CIA operatives, ---SNIP--- CIA officials believed the answer was likely data-driven—and related to a Chinese cyberespionage campaign devoted to stealing...
  • Video Platform, Zoom Executive Based in China Spied on Dissidents at the Behest of the Chinese Communist Party

    12/19/2020 9:52:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/19/2020 | Rick Moran
    FBI PHOTO An employee of the video platform Zoom who is based in China was spying on Chinese dissidents for the Communist Chinese government, according to a federal indictment announced on Friday.Xinjiang Jin, also known as Julien Jin, was charged with conspiracy to commit interstate harassment and unlawful conspiracy to transfer means of identification. Some of his targets were living in the United States.Jin served as Zoom’s in-house liaison to the Chinese government and had extensive interaction with Zoom executives in the United States.Daily Caller:John Demers, the assistant attorney general for national security, said that the case shows that U.S....
  • I had a briefing from the FBI today to learn more about Eric Swalwell’s ties to a reported-spy from China... Swalwell should no longer be on the Intel Committee. [Tr]

    12/18/2020 3:43:28 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/18/20 | Kevin McCarthy
    I had a briefing from the FBI today to learn more about Eric Swalwell’s ties to a reported-spy from China, and one thing is now crystal clear: Swalwell should no longer be on the Intel Committee.
  • China exploiting mobile networks to spy on American cellphones: report

    12/16/2020 5:12:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/16/2020 | Michael Ruiz
    China may be abusing telecoms' vulnerabilities to spy on Americans’ cellphones through Caribbean phone networks, according to a new report. “No one in the industry wants the public to know the severity of ongoing surveillance attacks,” Gary Miller, a former tech security executive, told the Guardian in a new report published Tuesday. “I want the public to know about it.” Miller based his findings on years spent examining threat reports and signaling traffic between foreign and domestic mobile operators. He told the paper that China may have used Caribbean networks to do the job – Barbados, in particular. At issue...
  • Sponsoring Terrorism: Syria and the PFLP-GC

    09/08/2002 2:51:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 214+ views
    Middle East Intelligence Bulletin ^ | September 2002 | Gary C. Gambill
    The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) continues to occupy a special place in the pantheon of Syrian terror surrogates. Of all the major Palestinian and Lebanese paramilitary groups sponsored by Damascus, the PFLP-GC exercises the least strategic and operational autonomy. While the perks of this servitude are considerable (it is the only group to have received tanks from the Syrian government), so too are the limitations (its lack of independence has precluded the growth of a strong popular following). Despite its relatively weak presence in the West Bank and Gaza, the PFLP-GC has played a vital...
  • Chinese-born Yu Meng, Who Invested California Public Employees’ Retirement Funds in Blacklisted Chinese Military Suppliers, Suddenly Resigns

    08/10/2020 3:19:01 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 11 replies
    RedState ^ | August 6, 2020 | Jennifer Van Laar
    In March 2020, just weeks before California Gov. Gavin Newsom was “negotiating” a $1 billion mask deal with a Chinese company, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien announced that the Trump administration was “looking at” investments in blacklisted Chinese military companies by the state’s public employees retirement system, known as CalPERS. There were also questions about the relationship between CalPERS’ Chief Investment Officer, Chinese-born U.S. citizen Yu Meng, and the Chinese Communist Party. CalPERS executives vigorously defended Meng, even posting a long defense of their investments in China on their website, but Meng suddenly stepped down Wednesday, effective immediately. In a...
  • Christine Fang (Fang Fang) with Bill Harrison, the former Mayor of Fremont, California [July 4, 2013].

    12/14/2020 5:31:03 PM PST · by dynachrome · 45 replies
    twitter ^ | 12-14-20 | CodeMonkeyZ
    As we can see, Christine Fang (Fang Fang) was quite a social butterfly, mingled with low to mid-level state politicians, and eventually found her way into California House Rep Eric Swalwell's circle. (Many photos at his feed. She really was dedicated if she took on jabba the hut, I mean harrison)
  • Effort Heats Up to Recall California's Lt. Governor over Anti-Gun Effort, Corruption Ties

    01/10/2016 5:55:32 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 14 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | Jan 10 | Thomas
    California's Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom is no stranger to controversy. He famously gave out gay marriage licenses during his time as Mayor of San Francisco, even as it flouted state law. His time as Mayor was met with serious economic troubles and increasing numbers of middle class residents leaving the city. However, Newsom used that position to become California's Lt. Governor under Jerry Brown. Now after links to disgraced State Senator Leland Yee-- who was found involved in a gun running organization, and recently convicted Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, Newsom is under increased public scrutiny.
  • Website targeting U.S. election officials draws attention of intelligence agencies

    12/10/2020 5:02:12 PM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 Dec 2020 | Andy Sullivan, Brad Heath, Mark Hosenball
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The harassment campaign against U.S. election officials following President Donald Trump’s defeat took an ominous turn on Thursday after a website surfaced that accused them of “treason” and included photographs and home addresses, drawing the attention of U.S. intelligence agencies.... ... Cybersecurity experts helping with election security said one of the pages was hosted in Russia, and some records include accounts registered through Yandex, a Russian email platform. Those links do not necessarily mean that the Russian government is behind the effort, the experts said....
  • A medical conference held in late February in Boston may have caused up to 300,000 coronavirus infections, new study finds

    12/13/2020 5:50:45 PM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 13 Dec 2020 | Connor Perrett
    A Biogen medical conference in late February led to between 205,000 to 300,000 COVID-19 infections from February to November of this year, according to a study in the peer-reviewed journal Science by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.... ...In the four counties that comprise the Boston region, 51,000 - about half - of the cases of COVID-19 until the beginning of November had genetic markers that linked the cases to the conference, according to the report. The virus also spread from the conference to other states at the beginning of...
  • China: Existential Threat to America (FLASHBACK 10/30/2020)

    12/13/2020 3:48:46 PM PST · by bitt · 2 replies
    We can, of course, cooperate with a China that is a partner or a friend. We can even cooperate with a China that is a competitor; all nations to some degree compete. The question is this: Is China merely just a competitor? Can we, for instance, cooperate with a China that is an opponent or an enemy? Multilateralism, the core ideology of the UN, is failing. Countries are bypassing the UN because they realize it cannot provide security. Countries are defending themselves. China's unrestricted warfare -- a term Beijing has been using for at least 21 years -- now includes...
  • Swalwell Spy Scandal Pooh-Poohed [semi-satire]

    12/13/2020 1:20:21 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Dec 2020 | John Semmens
    This week it was revealed that Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, had been seduced by a Chinese spy during the Obama Administration. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) called for Swalwell to be removed from the Intel Committee as a security risk. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) pooh-poohed the idea, saying that "if we oust everyone who's a security risk who will we have left? There's no proof that the four year long intimate relationship with Christine Fang resulted in any state secrets being compromised. Eric insists he never told her anything. Singling him...
  • Major leak has provided an 'unprecedented view' into the Communist Party of China

    12/13/2020 5:10:00 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 79 replies
    Sky News (AU) ^ | 13/12/2020 | None stated
    A major leak containing a register with the details of nearly two million CCP members has occurred – exposing members who are now working all over the world, while also lifting the lid on how the party operates under Xi Jinping, says Sharri Markson. Ms Markson said the leak is a register with the details of Communist Party members, including their names, party position, birthday, national ID number and ethnicity. “It is believed to be the first leak of its kind in the world,” the Sky News host said. “What's amazing about this database is not just that it exposes...
  • While Eric Swalwell Was Sleeping With a Chinese Spy Adam Schiff Put Him in Charge of CIA Oversight

    12/10/2020 2:16:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Red State.com ^ | December 10, 2020 | Streiff
    When newly elected California representative Eric Swalwell arrived in Washington, DC, in January 2013, he brought three things with him: a reputation as someone to watch, having bumped off ossified 20-term Democrat incumbent Pete Stark in the primary; a crap ton of ambition; and a Chinese spy he was banging. According to media reports, the spy, Fang “Christine” Fang, latched onto Swalwell around 2011 when he was a new city councilor for Dublin, California. She became a bundler for his campaign in addition to other services performed. Swalwell let her place at least one intern in his congressional office; as...
  • Georgia Senate Runoff Candidate Jon Ossoff Under Fire Amid Democrat Spy Scandal After Allegedly Hiding Ties to Pro-CCP Company

    12/09/2020 7:45:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/08/2020 | Bronson Stocking
    After Axios reported on Tuesday that a Chinese spy had been romantically involved with Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Georgia Democrat Senate candidate Jon Ossoff is coming under fire after allegedly hiding his own ties to a pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media company. Georgia GOP officials had filed a complaint accusing Ossoff of knowingly failing to disclose payments from a pro-CCP media company, PCCW Media Limited, in his May 2020 campaign financial disclosure. Ossoff amended the filing in July to reflect receiving the payments. The spy at the center of the Swalwell scandal,...
  • Chinese spies come in from the Cold...only to get Heat

    06/23/2005 8:07:21 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 17 replies · 787+ views
    Asian Pacific Post ^ | June 2005 | Jagdeesh Mann
    June 2005 They come from different backgrounds with the same story. But the countries they are in — Canada and Australia — refuse to believe them or publicly acknowledge what they are saying. Why? Because both administrations have huge and influential money ties with China which has never been closer. The latest diplomatic crises involving Chinese spies overseas is playing out in Australia after a Chinese First Secretary Chen Yonglin applied for asylum in Sydney. Chen has alleged there are 1,000 Chinese spies in Australia and that abductions sponsored by the Chinese Government take place Down Under. He said he...