Shooting drones out of the sky with Phasers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAbqaiq has the world’s largest oil processing plant When a mixed formation of cruise missiles and small drone aircraft rained explosive charges on the Saudi Arabian state oil group Aramco sites at Abqaiq and Khurais on 14 September they halved national oil output, cutting 5.7 million barrels of crude per day from the company’s production. But they did more than economic…

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China’s Study the Great Nation app ‘enables spying via back door’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The app shares President Xi’s thoughts as well as official information and propaganda The Chinese Communist Party has gained the ability to spy on more than 100 million citizens via a heavily promoted official app, a report suggests. Analysis of the Study the Great Nation app found hidden elements that could help monitor use and copy data, said phone security experts Cure 53. The…

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Government dodges ‘full fibre for all by 2025’ pledge

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The broadband industry had noted some homes could be given gigabit speeds without having to lay down full-fibre connections The UK government has opted not to pursue a target of delivering full-fibre broadband to all households by 2025. Prime Minster Boris Johnson proposed the target while campaigning to become Tory party leader – but the pledge was criticised by industry insiders. Instead, ministers are…

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