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TRUCE U.S., China to Hold Talks on Hacking Andy Wong/AP

U.S., China to Hold Talks on Hacking

Chinese hackers soon might not be able to read our secrets—at least not so easily. The U.S. and China have reportedly agreed to high-level talks on hacking, which will hopefully set an international standard for cyberspying. The talks will begin in July, although American officials reportedly are not expecting any immediate changes. These talks will be the first attempt to create a diplomatic standard for the issue, which has led to what the head of the National Security Agency called the “greatest transfer of wealth in history.” “We need to get some norms and rules,” one senior American official told The New York Times. But China has insisted it, too, is the victim of the hackers, making any progress difficult.

June 2, 2013 7:51 AM