Huawei’s abduction of T-Mobile’s top smartphone testing robot ‘Tappy’ in 2013 was old school. The internet’s opened up a whole new world of espionage. Photo: BloombergHuawei’s abduction of T-Mobile’s top smartphone testing robot ‘Tappy’ in 2013 was old school. The internet’s opened up a whole new world of espionage. Photo: Bloomberg
Huawei’s abduction of T-Mobile’s top smartphone testing robot ‘Tappy’ in 2013 was old school. The internet’s opened up a whole new world of espionage. Photo: Bloomberg
Neil Newman
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Neil Newman

Perfect spies may already be among us: industrial robots

  • Gone are the old days of industrial espionage when competitors broke into each other’s labs and stole secrets
  • The Internet of Things opens a new dimension for spying, a world in which robots themselves can act as sleeper agents

Huawei’s abduction of T-Mobile’s top smartphone testing robot ‘Tappy’ in 2013 was old school. The internet’s opened up a whole new world of espionage. Photo: BloombergHuawei’s abduction of T-Mobile’s top smartphone testing robot ‘Tappy’ in 2013 was old school. The internet’s opened up a whole new world of espionage. Photo: Bloomberg
Huawei’s abduction of T-Mobile’s top smartphone testing robot ‘Tappy’ in 2013 was old school. The internet’s opened up a whole new world of espionage. Photo: Bloomberg
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