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FBI: Chinese researcher caught trying to fly
to China with stolen bio-inspired computer code

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 8/29/2020 4:58:49 AM

A Chinese military-linked researcher was caught by U.S. authorities at the airport attempting to flee to China with highly advanced computer code he stole from a U.S. university that could be used for underwater robots and aircraft engines, according to the FBI. U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped Hu Haizhou, a researcher from the University of Virginia’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering discovered to also work for a Chinese military-linked university too, before he could board a flight to Qingdao, China, from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday, said an FBI special agent in an 11-page affidavit filed on Friday in federal court in Virginia.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: George R. 8/29/2020 6:34:27 AM (No. 524454)
Says a great deal about the administration of UVA, those America-hating asshats had to have enabled the CCP.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: darthmuaddib 8/29/2020 7:08:24 AM (No. 524484)
Explain to me again why universities and government agencies hire Chinese "researchers"? It is a one way flow of information.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bur Oak 8/29/2020 7:24:19 AM (No. 524501)
This is spying and the punishment for spying should be applied if found guilty.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: blueline 8/29/2020 7:52:33 AM (No. 524523)
Firing squad. On TV.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: h24015 8/29/2020 8:31:17 AM (No. 524563)
When will we ever learn, when will we ever learn.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ebuilder 8/29/2020 9:46:57 AM (No. 524701)
How about an article that reports on the exo-American funding for every endowed chair in every college? How many are backed by Chi-Com funding -- especially in the Ivy League schools? What is the slant for these courses?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 8/29/2020 10:54:09 AM (No. 524807)
One of a thousand Chinese spies stealing EVERYTHING. We are getting to the point that hiring a Chinese worker is a foolish move. The odds that he/she is working for the ChiCom spy agencies or will be soon are too high to be worth the risk.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rumblehog 8/29/2020 11:08:05 AM (No. 524838)
FORTRAN?? Really? And his code was only 17 years old? I didn't think there were many mainframes around anymore, especially those still supporting FORTRAN.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: msjena 8/29/2020 11:08:43 AM (No. 524840)
US universities love Chinese money, so they bring in many studentsn and researchers who are are being funded in exchange for spying.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: paral04 8/29/2020 11:33:09 AM (No. 524893)
Why are they allowing foreigners to have access to sensitive information? What is wrong with them?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: paral04 8/29/2020 11:39:12 AM (No. 524912)
I looked up what current operating systems support FORTRAN and apparently Windows does. FORTRAN is a per-compiler system that generates a lower level language and then coverted to machine code. It has been around since the late 50's.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chuzzles 8/29/2020 11:52:10 AM (No. 524928)
Time to root out the globalist left out of our most important research facilities at all these schools. Like Janet Napolitano in Cali, in charge of our nuclear research facilities. Talk about a Fox guarding the hen house. Now we find our tech research programs are vulnerable thanks to these so-called 'scientists' from China. How many of them report to the Chinese military in reality? Probably all of them. No more visitors at our high security facilities.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 8/29/2020 12:49:50 PM (No. 525025)
#8, I had a FORTRAN compiler on my PC until a couple of years ago. FORTRAN is a great language, easy for scientists and engineers to program in because it is so much like just algebra enhanced with logical statements. And if the ChiComs don't have it, even 17 year old code is worth protecting. Lots of basic ideas that once you steal it, you can build on, but not smart enough to invent the basic idea.
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