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Hacking into American drone aircraft

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Insurgents in Iraq have hacked into live video feeds from unmanned American drone aircraft, US media reports say. Shia fighters are said to have used off-the-shelf software programs to capture the footage. The hacking was possible because the remotely flown planes have an unprotected communications link. Alex Gallafent reports.

In Science, Tech & EnvironmentConflict & Justice.

Tagged: IraqUnited StatesMiddle EastAsiaNorth AmericaAlex Gallafentinnovationmilitaryterrorism.