Ai Weiwei seems to pop up at the center of every human rights story coming out of China. Today it’s the Google tale of email tampering that’s detailed in the New York Times:
Google e-mail accounts of at least two foreign journalists in Beijing have been compromised, a journalists’ advocacy group in China said on Monday, adding that hackers changed Gmail program settings so that all messages would be forwarded to unfamiliar addresses.
The journalists apparently discovered the irregularities after Google announced last week that hackers had tried sophisticated attacks on its security infrastructure. The company suspects that those attacks originated in mainland China.
Google also said that two Gmail accounts had been compromised, adding separately that the e-mail accounts of dozens of people pressing for human rights in China had been hacked. […]
Several human rights advocates in China said last week that their Gmail accounts had been compromised, among them Ai Weiwei, an artist, and Teng Biao, a lawyer.
Hackers Said to Breach Gmail Accounts in China (New York Times)