Comment RT Re: Not a big deal


NSA Spied on Chinese Government and Huawei


Not a big deal (Score: 3, Insightful)

by on 2014-03-23 16:23 (#RR)

Countries spying on each other is not a bad thing. It reduces uncertainty about the target's intentions, and also reduces the incentive to act preemptively. Knowledgable folks think WWI might have been avoided if countries had better intelligence about one another.

Re: Not a big deal (Score: 3, Insightful)

by on 2014-03-23 17:35 (#RS)

Imagine the US response if there would be credible evidence circulating in the press that the Chinese did this to the America. Sanctions would be on the table immediately; there is a double standard.

Governments involved in corporate espionage was an "act of war" for the US in the pre-Snowden days. Just read about the hypocrisy

Re: Not a big deal (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-03-23 20:45 (#RT)

Everybody spies on everybody, and everybody knows it. Tough talk is one thing, but it's very rare for anyone to act on it.


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2014-03-23 22:45 Insightful +1

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