Corporate spying costs billions, can it be stopped?

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The American Greed Report: Corporate spying costs billions, can it be stopped?     Hotel giant Hilton wanted to develop an all-new luxury hotel chain called Denizen to satisfy a growing market for high-end accommodations. Its competitor Starwood thought Denizen seemed very similar to its successful W chain. Too similar. And in 2009 Starwood Hotels & Resorts filed a corporate …

Panasonic accused bugging meeting steal info

Panasonic accused of bugging business partner’s meeting to steal info

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Panasonic accused of bugging business partners meeting to steal info. A Panasonic Corp. unit secretly bugged a room where its business partner was holding a crucial meeting so it could steal information to use against the company, the jilted partner claims in a lawsuit. The sensitive and proprietary info Panasonic Avionics swiped was related to the software used to run …

New York bill aims to limit police use of stingray phone surveillance

New York bill aims to limit police use of ‘stingray’ phone surveillance

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New York bill aims to limit police use of ‘stingray’ IMSI-catching equipment New York lawmakers are pushing a new draft privacy bill that aims to curtail the use of cell site simulators, often used by law enforcement for eavesdropping and surveillance. The bill, A1895, introduced last week, also includes additional privacy protections for residents of New York state, as well …

Chinese state insurer caught up in eavesdropping scandal

Chinese state insurer caught up in eavesdropping scandal

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CHINESE insurance regulator said that a state insurer used an iPhone and a voice recorder to eavesdrop on inspectors. China Insurance Regulatory Commission Shandong bureau said Saturday that the eavesdropping devices were found at the Weifang office of Yingda Taihe Property Insurance. The regulator had been inspecting the Shandong branch. On Jan. 6, inspectors found the iPhone and voice recorder …

How Does Industrial Espionage Affect Economic Growth?

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How Does Industrial Espionage Affect Economic Growth?  A new economic paper argues that industrial espionage works. Landmark new work in economics may give us a new understanding of the role of industrial espionage in economic growth, and may also give us a better handle on appreciating the overall impact of espionage on the U.S.-China relationship. States behave as if industrial …

When Cyber Security Meets Physical Security

When Cyber Security Meets Physical Security

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In a recent interview with CNN, the Director of the Secret Service noted that his organization is increasingly focusing on the cyber security of the physical facilities visited by the President of the United States as part of its duty to protect him. This raises the fascinating question of just how much cybersecurity will become part of the physical security …