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The Weird, Eerie World Of China's Knockoff Cities

The best knock-offs in the world are in China. There are plenty of fake designer handbags and Rolexes but China’s knock-offs go way beyond fashion.


Monster Machines: China's Building The World's Biggest Sea Plane

Just because the Spruce Goose never took off doesn’t mean that aquatic planes in general are wholly useless; these aquatic turbo-props are still used for a variety of humanitarian efforts throughout the world. Now, China has announced that it’s currently developing the world’s biggest functional sea plane. But will it ever get off the ground?


Hacks Stole Data From Companies That Built Israel's Main Defence System

Israel currently tries to protect itself from a barrage of rocket attacks using its “Iron Dome” missile shield — but Krebs on Security reveals that hackers have stolen sensitive documents from the three Israeli defence contractors responsible for building it.


River In China Mysteriously Turns Blood Red Overnight

The residents of Wenzhou, China, woke up last Thursday to discover that the inner city river had turned blood-red. Everyone is puzzled, as this has never happened before and nobody knows the cause yet.


Believe It Or Not, The World's Fastest-Growing Drone Fleet Is In Japan

Japan is a peaceful nation, in no small part because its post-World War II constitution required it. All that changed last month when President Shinzo Abe ended the ban that’s kept Japan’s army in check since 1945. And do you know what the country did next? It started buying drones. Lots and lots of drones.


World's Largest -- And Most Gross -- Aquatic Insect Discovered In China

Briefly: A new specimen of an insect was found this month in a mountain in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. The insect belongs to the order of Megaloptera and has a wingspan of 21cm.


It's Alarmingly Easy For Hackers To Control Your Hotel Room

Next time you’re in Shenzhen, “the Silicon Valley of mainland China“, don’t stay at the St Regis hotel. Sure, it looks nice and everything. And those iPad-powered “digital butlers” sound neat. But, really, the system is so littered with security vulnerabilities that a hacker on the other side of the planet can easily break in and turn off your lights when you least expect it.


Report: Chinese Hackers Turn Attention To Smaller Government Agencies

Sometimes, you can find secrets in the strangest places — and it seems Chinese hackers are well aware of that fact. According to the New York Times, digital attacks from China have recently been focusing on more obscure US agencies.


Chinese Exec Living In Canada Hacked And Sold Secret Warplane Data

Attacks on US networks come as little surprise these days. But the US Department of Justice is now charging a Chinese executive living in Canada with stealing sensitive data about US warplanes and selling it on.


China Says The iPhone Is A Security Threat

China’s (massively influential) state broadcaster has decided that the iPhone is a “national security concern” because of its location-tracking functionality. It said that the data recorded by iOS could help “people” — by which we assume it means “Americans” — gain knowledge of the broader situation in China or “even state secrets.”