onsdag 1. desember 2021

MI6 boss warns of China 'debt traps and data traps'

MI6 chief Richard Moore has warned of China's "debt traps and data traps" in his first live broadcast interview. Mr Moore - known as "C" - told BBC Radio 4's Today programme these traps threatened to erode sovereignty and have prompted defensive measures. He denied the fall of Afghan capital Kabul was an intelligence failure and signalled closer ties with tech giants.

The decision to speak more openly about his work was important in a modern democracy, the ex-secret agent said. In a wide-ranging interview before he gave his first major public speech since taking on the role as head of MI6, Mr Moore warned China has the capability to "harvest data from around the world" and uses money to "get people on the hook".