The alleged Chinese spy balloons have become the main point of friction between the two largest economies in the world: the United States and China. These flying objects, shot down last week by US fighters near an air base in the state of Montana, have revealed to the international community that Beijing is working on new technologies to obtain strategic information and have aroused the curiosity of the world: How do they spy on the superpowers?
In the video that leads this news item, the security expert and Public Agenda analyst, José María Blanco, analyzes the types of espionage currently used by the richest countries in the world; the human, the invasion hacker in the media and investments in the espionage industry. “One would be the most traditional, the one based on spies and agents. The second would be more linked to all information and communication technologies. And the third, which is dedicated to creating its own equipment and objects to obtain privileged information, such as the supposed Chinese balloons”, Blanco has detailed.
The security expert provides examples of each of the espionage techniques in the video that incorporates this news item. Blanco stresses that the interest and work of the superpowers to obtain information, especially regarding defensive and offensive capacity, is reinforced in times of war. “The conflict in Ukraine has once again put this issue on the table, it is capturing media attention. After the years of pandemic, the planet has resumed geopolitical activities and power is defined depending on technology, the economy, politics and the ability to influence”, concludes Blanco.