Spies, Lies and Realpolitik

It’s an interdisciplinary issue, which can mean that the editor lacks the expertise to smell out bullshit from outside his field.

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Canadian intelligence officials have warned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that China has allegedly been targeting Canada with a vast campaign of foreign interference, which includes funding a clandestine network of at least 11 federal candidates running in the 2019 election, according to Global News sources.

We have a :cn: spy hub in one corner of our neighbourhood, an active branch of the JDL :star_of_david: and, in another corner, a Palestinian cultural center that’s made the news for being the home address of a very suspicious number of people.

Mind you, after nearly starting a little riot a few years ago the JDL has been less visible… :thinking:

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Whenever I see “Federal News Network” I always think it must be a Starship Troopers joke :confused:

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Federal prosecutors said the three and Quadrant Magnetics sent 70 drawings with military data to a company in China without a license from the U.S. government between December 2018 and January 2020.

The drawings were owned by two U.S. companies and contained information for items used in a variety of military and defense items, including aircraft, radars and weapons.

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Couldn’t decide which board this one belonged it, it’s a bit of both.

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A woman and her husband, who both copped to trying to sell nuclear warship secrets to a foreign government, have been sentenced to prison, with each set to spend around two decades behind bars.

US Navy nuclear engineer Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana Toebbe were sentenced to 232 months (19 years, four months) and 262 months (21 years, 10 months), respectively, on charges that they worked together to hand numerous physical and electronic documents, including schematics for the advanced Virginia-class nuclear submarine, to an agent of a foreign government.

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Original plea deal

Jonathan: 17.5 years
Diana: 3 years

New Sentence

Jonathan: 19.3 years
Diana: 21.8 years

Hmm. From mere accomplice to ringleader?

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an interview with the director of the National Cryptological Museum.

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In other fun Chinese news…

Did anyone ask him about Twitter?

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Swiped from @vermes82 in the Odd Stuff thread:

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In its latest quarterly threat report, Meta said it had detected and disrupted influence operations originating in the US, and it calls out those it believes are responsible: the American military.

Meta said it picked up on three major covert influence operations on its platforms in the third quarter of the year, the first of which originated in the United States.

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The concern isn’t theoretical, in part because what is reportedly in at least some of the documents relates directly to a current national security issue in Canada.

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