Monday, April 9, 2018

Spies Target US Colleges, Universities

via VOA...
Colleges and universities are not the first places most people would think to find government spies. But reporter Dan Golden said that is not the case.

“There’s an awful lot more international students, international professors at American universities. Some of them are here to gather information for their countries."

Golden recently spoke with VOA about his book “Spy Schools.” In the book, he gives examples of spying at U.S. colleges and universities. He says the free exchange of ideas and mix of cultures at universities increase the chances for spying to take place.

Charlie McGonigal leads the counterintelligence division at the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New York. He said spying at universities is a big problem.

“There’s a lot of research and development at major universities in the United States that a foreign government would look to exploit by sending students to study at these universities.” more