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Fail Safe, Fail Secure

– There is a particularly harrowing article about the catastrophic train crash that occurred when two high-speed trains collided in Wenzhou, China on July 23, 2011. Evan Osnos’s article “Letter from China: Boss Rail – The disaster that exposed the underside of the boom,” which appeared in…

Huawei and National Availability … um … Security

– Siobhan Gorman wrote a front-page article “China Tech Giant Under Fire – Congressional Probe Says Huawei Poses National-Security Threat to the U.S” on the front page of The Wall Street Journal of October 8, 2012. The next day, she and Juro Osawa wrote an article with the not-unexpected title…

China Chamber Hack

– Siobhan Gorman is back in strong form on the front page of the December 21, 2011 Wall Street Journal with her article “China Hackers Hit U.S. Chamber,” which suggests at first glance that  hackers made from porcelain were successfully thrown into some U.S. person’s bedroom. However, the…

Against All Enemies

– On June 15, 2011, Richard Clarke published an Op-Ed piece in The Wall Street Journal with the title “China’s Cyberassault on America.” Note that he used the word “cyberassault” in the title, steering away from the highly-charged term “cyberwar,” although he does use that term in the…

The Google / China Hack: What you won’t read elsewhere

– Google may leave China after a major hack. That’s the headline.  Yahoo! even joined in denouncing the attack. Google and the mainstream media give the impression that the compromise is the reason Google will leave. It seems unlikely to me: the hack is the straw that may break the…