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Ye wanted posters

The FBI has released a wanted poster for Yanqing Ye, 29, a lieutenant in the Chinese People's Liberation Army, who is charged with conducting espionage while on a visa to study at Boston University, although it's unlikely anyone spotting her photos on a post-office wall will turn her in since she's been back in China since last spring.

Ye was formally charged, in an indictment released on Tuesday, on one count each of visa fraud, making false statements, acting as an agent of a foreign government and conspiracy for her time in Boston, which started in 2017.

The indictment alleges she looked up information on publicly accessible Web sites for reports back to her handlers at the National University of Defense, one of them a colonel in the PLA, and that she gave one of them login credentials for her BU VPN account so that he could browse sites normally blocked to people with Chinese IP addresses.

Ye returned to China last April after questioning by customs agents at Logan Airport.

Innocent, etc.

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One wearing a mask.

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I however do not. I lost my mother to espionage she was a tough lady and she could wield it. Thank you.

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Huh?

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do all asian people wear masks? i don't get it.

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They pretty much are all wearing masks when out in public.

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Even people from the US, Europe, and other areas of the world who are in China are wearing masks.

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Let’s unpack the subtle racism here, whether conscious or unconscious.

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Unless you have your head up too far into the dark realm to read the news or Adam's news item here.

She is in China. If you were in China, you'd be wearing a mask, too. One need not be Asian to do so, or even Chinese. White people are wearing masks in China, too, as are those from Africa, India, etc.

You might find it easier to unpack if you bother to take an inventory first.

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The woman is in China.

China has a serious epidemic that the WHO calls a global emergency.

People in China are all wearing masks in public.

Ergo, you might not know what she looks like if you are in China and every HUMAN is wearing masks.

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Someone needs to check out the news beyond Universal Hub.

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And neither is Mr. Gaffin.
Perhaps you meant to respond to a different post.

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When you have Waquoit defending you, maybe the racism isn't that subtle...

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There is nothing subtle about this racism.

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Can't decide if it is more disturbing to realize the Navy actually thought IP blocking might somehow be useful as a anti-spy measure or to think that every single public VPN in the entire world routes through China.

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If it’s just as easy to scrape the public VPN traffic as it routes through China why did he want her BP VPN access? Maybe deterrence and detection isn’t always about making any single action impossible.

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It's not about China scraping traffic. I'll lay it out.
Problem: you can't view a site because the site is blocking you based on your IP location.
Solution: use a public VPN so the site does'nt know where you are.
Petard hoist: your country has a market advantage for hosting cheap VPN servers so most of the VPNs available to you have the same IP location as you do.

IP blocking is last century tech. It's not even part of a security measure. It's a non-measure. It would only stop a plebe, and presumably you want plebes to see it because you published it. If it's secret it need not be on a publicly accessible web site. This is Captain Peachfuzz versus Boris and Natasha level stuff.

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The BU VPN credentials is more serious, but do they have evidence it was used for anything actually sensitive?

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But you might want to look at the Trump rally tonight vs the “No Malarky” rally in the same state.

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These shenanigans make a good case for Trump's trade war.

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That's why the government is announcing all these charges against Chinese "agents" recently; they're trying to paint China as a more nefarious actor. I personally don't buy it; this is a non-issue for me.

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