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US and China reportedly working on an arms accord to limit cyber attacks

The US and China are said to be working on a cyber arms control accord in which both sides would agree not to use certain types of cyber attacks during times of peace. Such arms control treaties are best known for limiting the use and development of nuclear weapons, like the accords struck between the US and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The accord, if finalized, could be the first of its kind for a new age of covert attacks that target computer systems in an effort to gain valuable intelligence or cripple key infrastructure.

Officials privy to discussions between the two nations tell The New York Times that both sides would commit not to use cyber attacks against "critical infrastructure" in peacetime. That would include such...

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