'Russia and the US are jittery about spies. But facts are hard to come by' - Robert Service article in the Guardian

'Russia and the US are jittery about spies. But facts are hard to come by' - Robert Service article in the Guardian

9 August 2017

 Trump appeared satisfied after Putin denied that his people had probed the American political establishment with untoward intent. Apparently Putin’s word should be accepted without cavil.

Others in America have drawn the opposite conclusion, but surprisingly few have taken proper notice of what has been going on at the Defense department this summer. At the centre of the affair is the Kaspersky Lab. This is a private company whose business lies in providing anti-virus protection to the world’s highest bidders. With large offices in New York and London, it has acquired a global reputation for fending off hacking activity. According to its brochures, Kaspersky can swat down electronic intruders like drugged mosquitoes. Hence why the Pentagon paid out for the company’s help.

Read the article here:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/08/russia-usa-spies-w...