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China Gains Stealth Access to World’s Hotels

marketwiredThe SNS INVNT/IP Global Consortium’s Code-named “Operation BedBug” has Just Uncovered a Massive Spree of Acquisitions in the Hospitality Industry by the Chinese Government and Its Affiliates, Sparking Major Security Concerns for Global Business Leaders and Government Officials

The Strategic News Service (SNS) Global Consortium, Inventing Nations vs. Nation-sponsored Theft of Intellectual Property (INVNT/IP), has just released findings from a previously secret research project, “Operation BedBug.” These discoveries, featured in a special Fox News report last Thursday, describe a massive global acquisition of hotels funded by the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

The risk of collusion and spying on behalf of the Chinese government is so high that US government representatives are not allowed to hold sensitive meetings in locations owned by the Chinese government, known to be the planet’s greatest perpetrator of nation-sponsored IP theft,” noted INVNT/IP Director of Research Evan Anderson in describing China’s new campaign.

“Operation BedBug” is one aspect of the culmination of 5 years of economic research done by INVNT/IP in tracking the dynamics and threat environment of nation-sponsored intellectual property theft. The firm’s just-released white paper, “Theft Nation,” has been described as the “best available description of the Chinese national economy” by the United States Department of Justice.

invnt-ip-logoAn interactive map of potentially compromised hotel locations can be found at the INVNT/IP website, detailing brand names and management, and showing political connections to Chinese government families.

We will not be hosting our technology or business conferences at any of the hotels on this new map,” SNS CEO Mark Anderson said this week. The company recently joined the White House and the US State Department in moving events from the Waldorf Astoria after its recent purchase by China’s Anbang Insurance Group.

INVNT/IP is a global consortium of private firms seeking to reduce nation-sponsored theft of intellectual property since its founding in 2011. INVNT/IP conducts research and advocacy work to protect inventing companies and countries from nation state-actors and their affiliates. INVNT/IP staff give cabinet-level briefings to corporate officers and leaders in all branches of government in the US, UK, EU, and Australia. Corporate members receive access to all levels of INVNT/IP research, for the purpose of better protecting trade secrets from nation-sponsored theft.

Corporate membership in INVNT/IP may be applied for at

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Director of Calit2 Laboratory at UCSD/Irvine Appointed to Advisory Board of INVNT/IP Global Consortium

The Strategic News Service’s INVNT/IP (Inventing Nations Vs. Nation-sponsored Theft of Intellectual Property) Global Consortium is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Larry Smarr to its Advisory Board.

Dr. Smarr is the Founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego/Irvine partnership headquartered in the Qualcomm Institute. He is internationally recognized for his work in supercomputing, supervisualization, global broadband deployment, and, most recently, for his pioneering work in the field of the Quantified Self. He is an active member of the Strategic News Service (SNS) community and of the SNS FiRe (Future in Review) Conference Steering Committee.

invnt-ip-logoINVNT/IP represents the world’s top technology companies in working with lead government agencies and universities worldwide to protect “crown jewel” intellectual property. The Consortium conducts active programs for the promotion of IP value recognition and protection through cooperation among its corporate members and global government network. It currently operates in Australia, the US, the UK, and the EU.

We are delighted to have Larry Smarr’s brilliance and global scientific reputation added to our Advisory Board. As we add new corporate and government members, I have no doubt that Larry will provide critical wisdom in helping us meet our goals in protecting innovation and enhancing the global economy,” said Mark Anderson, SNS CEO and FiRe Chair.

In addition to his role as founding director of (Calit2), Larry Smarr holds the Harry E. Gruber professorship in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) of UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, as well as a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2006, he received the IEEE Computer Society Tsutomu Kanai Award for his lifetime achievements in distributed computing systems.

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