Saturday, March 16, 2024

Short Takes – 3-16-24

Houthis Threaten to Target Merchant Ships in Indian Ocean. article. Pull quote: “Their weapons can go at least 650 kilometers, while the drones can go up to 2,000, Ben Taleblu said. But they cannot hit ships that are going around the Cape of Good Hope.”

The first test of a magnetic levitation train on an existing track. article. Not much in the way of tech details. Pull quote: “The maglev journey took place on a railway line near Venice. Across the two-kilometre route, the prototype vehicle hit a speed of 70 km/h. According to IronLev, not a single modification had been made to the track.”

International effort to disrupt cybercrime moves into operational phase. article. Pull quote: “"This is part of the idea of disruption: it's not only to make an impact, but to send a message back to the cybercriminals that we mean business, and that we can make it more cost prohibitive for them to operate," Manky said.”

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