What Is the Chinese Gmail Hacking? The Chinese Google Hacking is a criminal offense that the Chinese caused while trying to hack Google’s email service, Gmail. Hacking is a criminal offense to gain unauthorized access to data in a computer. The Chinese were attempting to gain confidential information from private emails. This could be viewed as an attack on the American government and people through spying.
TG Daily TG Daily is a technology news publication from Los Angeles, CA. Their viewpoint is very neutral and they only report on what the Chinese reactions to the allegations that have been made against them. Since TG Daily is American based you would expect them to be bias but instead they seem very neutral on the topic.
BBC The British Broadcasting Commission (BBC) has reported on the Chinese hacking scandal by including information and reports from both sides. This article highlights that this issue is between the Chinese and Google rather than the Chinese and the Americans.
The Guardian The Guardian, a British newspaper, reported about China’s hacking. They give an insight story on what has been happening these past few days. It highlights that hacking is an international crime that affects the relationships amongst countries. China rejected Google’s accusations and said its critics “ulterior motives” trying to blame the government of Beijing. This article sympathizes with the Chinese government and is stating facts that support China and it describes them as being victims.
Analysis On Sources Most of the websites that have reported on the Google scandal have included facts and opinions from both sides; the articles vary but not in great detail.
Political and Social Issues The Chinese hacking issue is a social and political one because it affects the society and the relationship between China and the US. According to “The Guardian” many of the hackers were traced back Jinan, the capital of Shandong province and not Beijing, who were accused internationally. Evidence suggest that the hackers logged into details of hundreds of senior US and South Korean officials as well as Chinese political activists. This is a political and social issue as it could easily damage the relationship not just between the US and China but China and South Korea.
This is not the first time hacking has been taken place, in the past there has been many issues between the World’s biggest search engine and the World’s censor. What makes it more complicated is the fact that it is hard to say one country is the cause of the problem such as China.
Solution The best solution for hacking would be to use anti-virus software and keep it current. Installing an anti-virus program can keep viruses and other hacking programs out of your computer. Government officials and senior politicians should activate a firewall. Many people use software or hardware firewalls to prevent hackers from gaining access to their private and confidential files through ports or other points of entry.