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    U.S. Accuses China of Cyberspying

    Chinese military personnel watch over Tiananmen Square from a rooftop across from the Great Hall of the People, as the sun rises before the opening session of the National People's Congress in Beijing Tuesday, March 5, 2013. China's government promised its people Tuesday deficit-fueled spending to fight deep-seated corruption, improve the despoiled environment and address other quality-of-life issues demanded by an increasingly vocal public looking for change. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Chinese military in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on March 5. (Andy Wong/Getty)

    The Pentagon is through being polite about China’s hacking problem. In its annual report to Congress on Monday, the Pentagon directly accused China’s military of cyberattacks against U.S. defense contractors and government employees—and these attacks could potentially weaken the U.S. during a crisis. The report conceded that China is most likely trying to steal industrial technology, but the country is still gaining insight into the inner workings of the U.S. military. Despite the dire warnings in the report, there are no potential solutions listed—and there are no indications that the U.S. is developing similar cyberspying technology, although billions are spent each year on cyberdefense and the creation of cyberweapons.

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