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The Resource The scientist and the spy : a true story of China, the FBI, and industrial espionage, Mara Hvistendahl

The scientist and the spy : a true story of China, the FBI, and industrial espionage, Mara Hvistendahl

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The scientist and the spy : a true story of China, the FBI, and industrial espionage
Title
The scientist and the spy
Title remainder
a true story of China, the FBI, and industrial espionage
Statement of responsibility
Mara Hvistendahl
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A riveting true story of industrial espionage in which a Chinese-born scientist is convicted of trying to steal U.S. trade secrets, by a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction. In September 2011, sheriff's deputies in Iowa encountered three neatly dressed Asian men at a cornfield that had been leased by Monsanto to grow corn from patented hybrids. What began as a routine inquiry into potential trespassing blossomed into a federal court case that saw one of the men -- Mo Hailong, also known as Robert Mo -- plead guilty to conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. agro-giants DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto on behalf of the China-based DBN Group, one of the country's largest seed companies. The Mo case was part of the U.S. government's efforts to stanch the rising flow of industrial espionage by Chinese companies -- some with the assistance of the Chinese government itself -- on American companies. And it's not an isolated one. Economic espionage costs U.S. companies billions of dollars a year in lost revenue. As former Attorney General Eric Holder once put it, "There are only two categories of companies affected by trade secret theft: Those that know they've been compromised and those that don't know it yet." Using the story of Mo and of others involved in the case, journalist Mara Hvistendahl uncovers the fascinating and disquieting phenomenon of industrial espionage as China marches toward technological domination. In The Scientist and the Spy, she shines light on U.S. efforts to combat theft of proprietary innovation and technology and delves into the efforts to slow the loss of such secrets to other nations. As technology and innovation become more and more valuable, government agencies like the FBI and companies around the world are growing increasingly concerned -- and are increasingly outspoken about -- the threats posed to Western competitiveness. General Keith Alexander, the ex-director of the National Security Agency, has described Chinese industrial espionage and cyber crimes as "the greatest transfer of wealth in history." The Scientist and the Spy explains how the easy movement of experts and ideas affects development and the important role that espionage plays in innovation, both for the spies and the spied-upon. She also asks whether the current U.S. counter-espionage strategy helps or harms the greater public good. The result is a compelling nonfiction thriller that's also a call to arms on how we should rethink the best ways to safeguard intellectual property"--
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Hvistendahl, Mara,
Dewey number
364.16/8
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7561
LC item number
.H85 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • United States
  • Business intelligence
  • Confidential business information
  • Spies
  • Agricultural industries
Label
The scientist and the spy : a true story of China, the FBI, and industrial espionage, Mara Hvistendahl
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-305) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780735214286
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019037842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
2019037842
Label
The scientist and the spy : a true story of China, the FBI, and industrial espionage, Mara Hvistendahl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780735214286
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019037842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
2019037842

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