By Dan Stober
No espionage case in fresh many years has been whatever just like the Wen Ho Lee affair. As Dan Stober and Ian Hoffman describe in "A handy Spy," an astonishingly inept research of a criminal offense which may by no means have happened led to a countrywide shame. A weapons-code scientist at Los Alamos nationwide Laboratory, Lee was once hunted as a secret agent for China, indicted on fifty-nine counts, and held in detention for 9 months as a possibility to the full kingdom. yet after pleading to blame to only one count number, he went domestic -- with an strange and emotional apology from a federal pass judgement on. Prosecutors' claims that Lee had stolen America's "crown jewels" of nuclear safeguard easily evaporated. but Lee's factors have by no means been satisfactorily defined, and his often-repeated excuse that he was once simply backing up his paintings documents doesn't face up to scrutiny. As Stober and Hoffman document, Lee's lies and his unexplained connections to international scientists spanned eighteen years. He was once a safety nightmare. Tapping at his keyboard, he assembled a personal number of the pc courses used to layout America's nuclear guns, then left them liable to hackers and overseas intelligence providers for years. The FBI's belated discovery that he had additionally placed the codes on moveable cassette tapes introduced a frenzied all over the world seek that at last carried brokers to the Los Alamos landfill. And but this day, the tapes have by no means been discovered. In 1995, Lee used to be simply one other American, a Taiwanese immigrant striving to aid a relations he adored and to make a reputation for himself in clinical circles. Unknown to him, although, scientists operating within the mystery global of nuclear-weapons intelligence tested purloinedChinese records, studied secret agent studies, and puzzled: Had China stolen the secrets and techniques of the W88, America's so much complicated nuclear weapon? medical hunches swiftly advanced right into a felony research geared toward Lee. He were overheard via the FBI whereas telephoning a undercover agent suspect, and he used to be warmly embraced via a high-ranking chinese language nuclear-weapons legit whom he wasn't alleged to recognize. The FBI famous that he used to be "ethnic Chinese." And during this doubtful interval after the chilly battle, many politicians performed up China as a threatening new enemy. strength Secretary and vice presidential hopeful invoice Richardson used to be wanting to hearth Lee and seem decisive in keeping nationwide safety. during this stormy confluence of intelligence and politics, Lee turned a handy secret agent. yet used to be he to blame? Dan Stober and Ian Hoffman inform the tale of the Wen Ho Lee fiasco dramatically and authoritatively, delivering an target account that no partisan model of the tale can fit.
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2. Basic Concepts 17 accidental and not intended. The lesson to be learned from this is that the data disseminator can increase the safety of a data set by perturbing either the scores on the key variables or the scores on the sensitive variables (or both). In the next section we shall briefly discuss these perturbation techniques, but mainly as an introduction to non-perturbative ones. These latter techniques will in fact be studied more extensively later on in this book. As statistical disclosure control for microdata differs from that for tabular data - despite things in common - we discuss both cases separately.
In contrast, code of region is collapsed from four digits to one only. In addition, outdating is considered as a useful means in SDC. As in the case of Australia, computations can be carried out on the original data, at the request of researchers. Sweden - Statistics Sweden No public use data are available. Access on the basis of a license and also on-site is possible. As a special feature the on-line facility should be mentioned, which, however, is restricted only to the production of tables. Like in Norway, "old" data are released more quickly than recent ones.
The larger m, the less likely that a group of m - 1 of them will pool their information; ct. ) 3This remark about frequency count tables is only meant to indicate a similarity; it is not intended to express that this should be the way to handle such tables when trying to make them safe for release. 26 2. Principles Apart from dominance rules other rules for determining sensitive cells have been suggested in the literature. An example of such a rule is the prior-posterior rule (cf ). This rule uses two parameters, p and q with p < q.
A Convenient Spy: Wen Ho Lee and the politics of nuclear espionage by Dan Stober