Top U.S. General Warns China Pulling Ahead on Artificial Intelligence Research

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson, deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance for the Air Staff at the Pentagon, warned last week that China is pulling ahead of the United States in artificial intelligence research. Perhaps more ominously, she said China has more concrete plans than any other adversary for actually using A.I. to control its population, enhance its military power, and conduct espionage against other nations.

WATERBORO, ME - DECEMBER 20: Howe and Howe Technologies has secured a contract to build twenty RS2H1 robots for the U.S. military. Michael Howe, left, and Geoffrey pose with the robot vehicle at their business in Waterboro. (Photo by Derek Davis/Staff photographer)

Mosher: China Has Been Waging Economic Warfare on America for Decades

In remarks last week, China’s government on Thursday warned, “There is no winner in a trade war.” The threat came after President Trump’s former chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, indicated that the administration was going take a tougher stance toward Beijing’s rapacious trade practices.

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At G20 Summit, Obama Must Confront China’s Xi About Cybertheft

Like Beijing before the 2008 Olympics, the Chinese city of Hangzhou has been given an expensive facelift for the upcoming G20 Summit. China has reportedly spent an eye-opening $24 billion (160 billion yuan) to impress the world leaders who will be gathering there on September 4-5.

US President Barack Obama (L) sits with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting ahead of the opening of the UN conference on climate change COP21 on November 30, 2015 at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of Paris

Iran Hackers Target Email, Social Media Accounts of U.S. Officials

A surge of Iranian attacks against the email and social media accounts of U.S. officials has been detected over the past few weeks, with an emphasis on officials involved in crafting Iran policy. Journalists and academics have also been targeted.

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U.S. Considers Cyberwar Sanctions Against Russia, China

Hard on the heels of reports that China and Russia are busy using stolen U.S. government data to identify American intelligence officers and assets, comes word that the Obama administration is considering retaliatory sanctions against Russian and Chinese targets.

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Iranian Hackers Targeting Dissident Community

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers have linked a sophisticated hacking scheme targeting Iranian dissidents back to Iran. A report released Thursday by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs describes how the hackers used


Chinese Police Arrest 15,000 for Internet Crimes

(Reuters) Police in China said on Tuesday they had arrested about 15,000 people for crimes that “jeopardized Internet security”, as the government moves to tighten controls on the Internet.