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In China, Hacking Has Widespread Acceptance – NYTimes.com

 

BEIJING — Name a target anywhere in China, an official at a state-owned company boasted recently, and his crack staff will break into that person’s computer, download the contents of the hard drive, record the keystrokes and monitor cellphone communications, too. RelatedChinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S.February 19, 2013 Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines.Twitter List: Reporters and Editors Readers’ CommentsReaders shared their thoughts on this article.Read All Comments 99 » Pitches like that, from a salesman for Nanjing Xhunter Software, were not uncommon at a crowded trade show this month that brought together Chinese law enforcement officials and entrepreneurs eager to win government contracts for police equipment and services. “We can physically locate anyone who spreads a rumor on the Internet,” said the salesman, whose company’s services include monitoring online postings and pinpointing who has been saying what about whom.

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