This may not be in the international spy handbook, but it needs to be after what's happened to alleged Chinese agent Bo Jiang: In the midst of a super-secret clandestine spying operation, don't illegally download porn.

And especially don't download porn on your NASA laptop, if you happen to be spying on NASA.

That warning should also apply to anyone who works at NASA. Because the fact is, prosecutors haven't found a whiff of evidence Bo was dealing in anything other than smut.

Bo was an employee at the space agency when he took a trip home to China, carrying the laptop with him. That raised red flags in the intelligence community. So when he came back to the U.S., only to shortly another ticket to Beijing (this time one-way), authorities arrested him at the airport and confiscated his laptop. They didn't find much in the way of state secrets, but they did find a bunch of porn and copyrighted movies.

That means the only charge desperate federal prosecutors have been able to level against Bo is that he committed a misdemeanor: “unlawfully downloaded copyrighted movies and sexually explicit films onto his NASA laptop.” Haven't you ever heard of the tube sites, Bo?

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