Are Chinese tech companies working for Chinese intelligence?…

Senior US intelligence officials claimed that China’s giant technology companies are doing data analysis for Chinese intelligence.

Technology Giants ChinaAn article titled “Gives Vital Advantage to Espionage” was published. 

The article claimed that private Chinese companies helped process stolen data for China’s intelligence services, and shared their data with China’s security and intelligence agencies. 

“Chinese technology companies play a key role in the Beijing administration in processing the data they have obtained or stolen in any way, making it useful for Chinese intelligence services. It provides a great opportunity by compiling pinpoint information to target people. ” The article, which includes the testimony, lists similar claims by other US officials.

A former senior CIA official said, “China’s intelligence services have become more embraced by Chinese companies, a new nationality that in 2017, under the growing authoritarianism of Chinese President Xi Jinping, forced Beijing’s Chinese businesses to work and share data with Chinese intelligence and security agencies. “This situation was a harbinger of what will happen these days for many of us,” he said. It was stated that he said.

In the article, it was stated that “China’s intelligence and security agencies, private companies such as Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu with big data analytics capability, have been ordered to process and analyze a massive amount of information stolen from US institutions with piracy, and after processing, the data is immediately returned to the Chinese institutions.” 

Authorities said that this would mean, for example, that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States had 10 or 15 petabytes of data collected about the Chinese army to be analyzed by companies such as Google, Amazon, or Microsoft within a few days. was pointed out.

In September, the US Department of Commerce applied to the Federal Court to ban social media apps TikTok and WeChat belonging to Chinese companies on the grounds of “protecting national security”. 

In the statement made by the Ministry, it was noted that the Chinese Communist Party used these practices to threaten the US national security, foreign policy and economy.

In the statement, which pointed out that users in the US will be protected by removing access to these applications and significantly reducing their functions, it was stated that the threats posed by TikTok and WeChat are similar, if not the same.

In the statement, it was stated that both applications collected data from users, including their location, browsing and search history, and that these companies were in mandatory cooperation with the Chinese Communist Party’s intelligence services.

“This situation causes the use of WeChat and TikTok to pose unacceptable risks to our national security,” the ministry said in a statement. his assessment was included.

The US Federal Communications Commission announced in July that China’s technology giant companies Huawei and ZTE were identified as threats to national security.

The US included China’s technology company Huawei in 2019 on the Asset List, which includes individuals, companies, governments and other legal entities that it restricts technology exports on the grounds that it poses a risk of engaging in activities against national security.

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