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Why China Wants Your Sensitive Data
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Dr.T
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6/26/2015 | 9:31:47 AM
Re: Have you considered....
It makes sense. In US we have been already experiencing those types of analytics driven targeting individuals. That is what Google, Facebook, Amazon, ... and other social media networks are all bout. Knowing what you do, what you buy and target you based on the knowledge gain from it. This includes medications and other health related products.
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6/26/2015 | 9:26:02 AM
Re: That follows my own thinking as well
Interesting... There is always some type of related undercover operation when we think China, they are just doing what all other countries have been doing for long time. :--))
Dr.T
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6/26/2015 | 9:23:08 AM
Re: Have you considered....
I hear you. Or the reason as simple as if you know more information about the public you can adjust, control and do better in sating in power. It may be as simple as that.  :--))
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6/26/2015 | 9:20:55 AM
intelligence-driven security
I agree with the article. We are going beyond protecting ourselves from malware or DDOS attacks to your network infrastructure or systems. It is becoming more about protecting overall business and customer and employee private information. As recent attacks, such as Sonny Pictures and Federal Employees, show it is becoming very costly to lose any employees' personal information.
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6/25/2015 | 3:59:31 PM
Re: Have you considered....
Absolutely - in fact the Chinese agenda for healthcare is well documented in the 12th Five Year Plan. The Chinese have interest in not just pharmaceutical drugs, but also medical technology ranging from advanced diagnostics to simple stints and tubing. As China continues to mature they are increasingly facing a huge issue in terms of preventable and treatable disease.  In the current 5 yearplan, they also outline the need to improve domestic hostpital systems, and other medical related infrastructure. First to market is one possible outcome, however, there is also a huge potential market domestically in China that can be served through Chinese enterprises. First to market may not be as important as fullfilling the domestic market.

One must also consider multiple intelligence requirements being filled by targeting health insurance companies. This could faciliate future targeting of pharma and medical victims, it could provide insight into how the US Healthcare System works to aid Chinese healthcare systems, and it could be used to facilitate and corroborate information on specific individuals for human intelligence collection. I imagine the answer is all that and more, the Chinese have a lot of work to do as the endeavor to increase their position on the world stage.

 
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6/25/2015 | 3:44:53 PM
That follows my own thinking as well
But it could and probably will be used to recruit agents of influence as well as spies; and I'm guessing that it will also be used to dig up dirt on or otherwise punish persons deemed to be enemies residing in the US.
Kevin Runners
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6/25/2015 | 8:36:59 AM
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smb2015 is totally right in my opinion. China always wanted to be first to market with Pharma drugs.
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6/24/2015 | 1:16:18 PM
Have you considered....
That a reason China is collecting medical data is to be 1st to market with potential Pharma drugs. The Pharma industry is huge as we all know. China can compete better in this space if they can predict through data analytics what kinds of medical treatments and medicines are going to be in need for US citizens. The amount of data they have collected can easily show trends. The data can also provide China with insight into what Pharma's are doing in the US to treat illnesses (conventional and test treatments). This would given China a bit of a leap in its research efforts.
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