27 June 2011

Somali Pirates Go High Tech

"Somali pirates are turning to increasingly sophisticated methods such as satellite phones, custom-made GPS systems, and even
monitoring the Internet to hunt down targets.

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The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down

In addition to random attacks on cargo and passenger ships, Somali pirates are increasingly relying on the use of GPS systems, satellite phones, and open-source intelligence such as shipping industry blogs in order to figure out the location of ships."

Via Somali Pirates Go High Tech | Fast Company>>

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