The state of computer hacking in China. This article from the NYTImes gives me the creeps. Young people work at those keyboards to knowingly commit spying and theft. They report to their bosses, who also must use the net and send email and have things they don't want stolen and infected. Do their bosses fear for their private information? Where does insecurity stop? I travel to China - - should I just leave my laptop and phone at home? Seems to me this is a brand-new problem - - where theft happens to non-material property. There is no precedent to being robbed and spied upon invisibly from a distance. From the point of view of determining criminality this is all gray. If anybody with the skills can break into my digital property, what does a wise person do - - simply get off line?