China Harvests Americans Personal Data From Social Media to Spy

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China is assimilating Americans’ personal information to boost its military and espionage capabilities. Bob Gourley, a cyber intelligence pioneer, and former chief technology officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, said that China is taking advantage of social media data to surveil Americans. The surveillance used in AI correlates user data to create profiles of individuals for espionage. “Protecting our freedom of speech requires mitigating this threat of global surveillance from China,” Gourley stated.