Politico Magazine published a fascinating—and scary—story titled “How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies.” Russians and Chinese are exploiting the peculiarities of America’s premier tech hub to infiltrate the networks of venture capitalists and tech titans.
[F]oreign spies have been showing up uninvited, to San Francisco and Silicon Valley for a very long time. According to former U.S. intelligence officials, that’s true today more than ever. In fact, they warn—especially because of increasing Russian and Chinese aggressiveness, and the local concentration of world-leading science and technology firms—there’s a full-on epidemic of espionage on the West Coast right now. And even more worrisome, many of its targets are unprepared to deal with the growing threat.