Daniel Sinclair @_DanielSinclair Building for young people. Not reading @danielsunread. Lurking behind likes and thinking about social media, communication, & China. Sep. 19, 2019 1 min read

"You go back out and you realize how many Americans you need to approach before you can convince one American to turn on his or her country. That number? I don't know what it is exactly — but it's significantly high." 🕵️‍♂️  https://www.npr.org/2019/09/19/761962531/people-are-looking-at-your-linkedin-profile-they-might-be-chinese-spies 

"Three former U.S. intelligence officers were convicted or pleaded guilty to spying for China over a recent 11-month span. Over that same period, the Justice Department brought almost a dozen more China-related cases, most of them for alleged economic espionage."

"Chinese intelligence then sustains contact with its operatives away from LinkedIn or public social media by using clandestine or encrypted communications. In Mallory's case, he received a specially outfitted Samsung Galaxy smartphone, according to court records."

I wonder what an 'outfitted' smartphone means in this context. Hardware improvements? VPN? MSS communication software? Signal/Telegram? WeChat? Will be interesting to learn more about this as the DOJ's China tirade continues.

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