Marriott hacking and the China threat

Until recently, most Americans have understood that the biggest threats to their privacy came from their own government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation can compel Internet companies to provide it with almost anyone's search history; the National Security Agency (NSA) can tap the backbone of the world's fibre-optic network.

For several decades now, Big Brother has flown an American flag.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 15, 2018, with the headline 'Marriott hacking and the China threat'. Print Edition | Subscribe