The United States government is warning travelers to the Olympic games in Beijing that the Chinese government will seize and interfere with laptops and cellphones.
National security agencies are warning businesses and federal officials that laptops and e-mail devices taken to the Beijing Olympics are likely to be penetrated by Chinese agents aiming to steal secrets or plant bugs to infiltrate U.S. computer networks.
Chinese government and industry use electronic espionage to "easily access official and personal computers," says one recent report by the Overseas Security Advisory Council, a federally chartered panel comprising security experts from corporations and the State, Commerce and Treasury departments.
Yet, old fart that I am, I can remember back when seizure of and interference with laptops and cellular phones from overseas travelers was considered a job for Americans.
Will the outsourcing never end?