Ghost ships, crop circles, and soft gold: A GPS mystery in Shanghai – MIT Technology Review

Ghost ships, crop circles, and soft gold: A GPS mystery in Shanghai – MIT Technology Review
Cargo ships in Shanghai are disappearing and popping up in strange locations forming circles. Is it criminal activity to avoid detection by Chinese government or military experiments interfering with the GPS-system. Warfare or criminal activity today is vastly different from what it is used to be. This is a great and scary example of how vulnerable we are when new infrastructure, like when the GPS-system is hacked or spoofed.

A sophisticated new electronic warfare system is being used at the world’s busiest port. But is it sand thieves or the Chinese state behind it?

Cargo ships in Shanghai are disappearing and popping up in strange locations forming circles. Is it criminal activity to avoid detection by Chinese government or military experiments interfering with the GPS-system. Warfare or criminal activity today is vastly different from what it is used to be. This is a great and scary example of how vulnerable we are when new infrastructure, like when the GPS-system is hacked or spoofed.

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