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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.”


Chinese Hackers Targeting Top-Secret US Employee Records

Earlier this year, Chinese hackers broke into US government computer networks in order to gain access to the personal information of thousands of employees with top-secret security clearances.


Samsung Labour Conditions Are Still Terrible

Samsung recently commissioned an independent inspection of 100 of its suppliers in China. Surprise! Their working conditions are still dreadful.


Flying Car Company: China Desperately Needs Flying Cars

Executives from the flying car company Terrafugia are currently in China looking for funding, leading some in the media to innocently ask if flying cars could ease Beijing’s traffic congestion. As the young folks these days might put it: LOL.


China Is Building Fake Islands To Bolster Its Claim To Disputed Waters

Pity the poor mapmaker assigned to the South China Sea. The hotly disputed waters in the Pacific are torn between competing claims from all the countries that surround it. China, especially, has been aggressive and sly. It’s now dumping sand onto small reefs and shoals, building whole new islands to bolster its territorial claims.