the news in 15 headlines Sept. 24, 2015 Can the U.S. and China Give Cyberpeace a Chance? By Eric Levitz, features writer for Intelligencer who covers politics and economics Photo: John Lamb/Getty Images U.S., China Talking About a “Cyber Arms Control Treaty.” Wait, What Does That Mean, a “Cyber Arms Control Treaty”? Not All That Much — the Treaty Is Unlikely to Cover Spying or Stealing Intellectual Property … … and China Just Can’t Seem to Stop Itself From Stealing America’s Intellectual Property They’re Also Creating a Database of Personal Info About People Who Work for the Federal Government That’s More Complete Than Facebook’s Photo: Christoph Schmidt/dpa/Corbis They Even Grabbed the Fingerprints of 5.6 Million Federal Employees! (But Not the Retinal Scans Yet) That Really Pissed Off America’s Top Federal Employee … Photo: Brooks Kraft/Corbis … Who Threatened China With Sanctions and Retaliatory Cyberattacks Just Two Weeks Ago (Although, It’s Not Like America Doesn’t Also Hack Chinese Firms) But Now a Limited Peace Treaty Banning Attacks on Critical Infrastructure May Be Possible Photo: Peter Ginter/Science Faction/Corbis … If They Can Agree on What ‘Critical’ Infrastructure Is Cyberattacks on Infrastructure Have Been on the Rise in Recent Years Just Ask a South Korean The White House Has Downplayed Expectations for an Agreement Photo: Ted S. Warren/AP/Corbis Even As the Chinese President Promised American Tech Execs He’ll Get Tough on Cybercrime in Seattle The Whole Issue Should Make for Fun Dinner-Table Conversation at the White House Tonight Photo: Andy Wong/AP/Corbis (Just everybody, please no texting.) Tags: china xi jinping cyberwarfare hacking the news in 15 headlines More +Comments Leave a Comment Can the U.S., China Give Cyberpeace a Chance?