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Missiles and sensors: German technology for the Turkish drone war – Matthias Monroy

Turkey’s best-selling armed drone is equipped with cameras from German company Hensoldt, a spokesperson confirms. The device could guide missiles developed with German help to a target. The government in Berlin also has a stake in the defence company. Turkey uses the drones for attacks that violate international law. For almost two decades, companies from …

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Bored Ape NFT accidentally sells for $3,000 instead of $300,000 – BBC News

An in-demand non-fungible token (NFT) has been accidentally sold for a little more than $3,000 (£2,270) – one-hundredth of its market price. The Bored Ape Yacht Club is limited run of 10,000 pieces of digital art, each with minor variations. But the owner of Bored Ape number 3,547 made a “fat fingered” typing error when …

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Fake naked photos of thousands of women shared online – BBC News

“Our legal systems are not fit for purpose on this issue. Society is changing quicker than we can imagine due to these exponential technological advances, and we as a society haven’t decided how to regulate this.

“It’s devastating, for victims of fake porn. It can completely upend their life because they feel violated and humiliated.”

Last year the US state of Virginia became one of the first places to outlaw deepfakes.

Turkish Space Agency Opens For Business After Presidential Decree – SpaceWatch.Global

Turkish President Erdogan issued a decree on 21 November 2019 that formally establishes the Turkish Space Agency. The presidential decree was published in an official gazette of the Turkish government. The Turkish Space Agency will prepare and carry out the Turkish national space programme in line with the policies determined by the president, the decree …

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