China Builds a Database of Americans’ Personal Information

We all know the dangers of the U.S. government gathering private information about its citizens but now there is a new government doing the same: China is collecting personal information about American citizens.

China is building massive databases of Americans’ personal information by hacking government agencies and U.S. health-care companies, using a high-tech tactic to achieve an age-old goal of espionage: recruiting spies or gaining more information on an adversary, U.S. officials and analysts say.

Details may be found in an article and a video by Ellen Nakashima in the Washington Post at http://goo.gl/tPnK9y.

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