MI6 boss warns of China & Russia 'debt traps & data traps'

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Published on 30 Nov 2021, 12:03
MI6 chief Sir Richard Moore set out the need for Britain’s spies to work with the global tech sector to maintain cutting-edge capabilities, speaking in London on Tuesday.

Mr Moore has warned of China's "debt traps and data traps".

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.

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