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This Facial Recognition Software Signals the End of the Security Guard

Minority Report references are old hat in the tech world. In fact, it's often a great way to describe technology that, as the cliché goes, "sounds like something out of a Philip K. Dick novel," yet is destined to remain a fiction. But this futuristic facial-recognition security system is the exception. It exists, and it's scarily good. Read More >>

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Israel is Putting Frickin' Lasers on its Commercial Airliners

It's not just IDF forces and Israeli settlements that come under rocket fire; militant groups have been known to take pot shots at commercial airlines as well—such as when a pair of SAMs narrowly missed an Israeli charter shortly after it took off from a Mombasa, Kenya airfield, in 2002. To protect vulnerable aircraft from future attacks, Israel has developed this belly-mounted laser shield for commercial jets. Read More >>

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Israel's Adding Lasers to Its Iron Dome Defences

When it comes to national air security, Israel doesn't mess around; it has not one but four separate levels of "active defences" alone. And with the introduction of the new Iron Beam system, Israel now has five different ways to shoot down incoming projectiles. Read More >>

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Israel's National Missile Shield Could Shoot Satellites Out of Orbit

Israel doesn't get on too well with its Arab neighbours, and the threat of annihilation by ballistic missile is always present. To defend itself against this potential threat, Israel has built an Iron Dome-like defence system that covers the entire nation. But if this system can exo-atmospherically neutralise incoming ICBM's, what's to keep it from shooting passing satellites clean out of the sky? Read More >>

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This Flying Ambulance May Save Wounded Soldiers from Certain Death

Removing wounded soldiers from the battlefield has always been a dangerous proposition, not just for the wounded but for the Medevac team as well. So instead of sending more soldiers into harm's way, one Israeli aeronautic company wants to whisk the wounded away aboard a UAV. Read More >>

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The Discovery of a 3,700 Year Old Cellar Reveals the Origins of Wine

Wine is old as hell and probably came from Israel, based on the discovery of a 3,700 year old cellar in the city of Tel Kabri. What did the wine of the 1700 BC taste like? Accounts range from "medicinal" to "hints of cinnamon."
The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have the story of a team from George Washington University, which uncovered 40 one metre tall jars containing what was once wine. Although the wine itself wasn't preserved, lab results from organic residue revealed that it was very likely the familiar fermented liquid made from grapes. Read More >>

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Hackers Hit Google Palestine and Defaced the Front Page

A team of hackers successfully broke into Google Palestine on Monday, covering the homepage with protest literature. "Uncle google," wrote Cold z3ro, Haml3t, Sas and Dr@g, "we say hi from palestine to remember you that the country in google map not called israel. its called Palestine." Read More >>

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Here's the IDF's Social Media Chief Wearing Blackface on Facebook

You'd think someone running one of the most sophisticated social media engagements in history would know better than to be super racist on Facebook. Or, you know, at all. Read More >>

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Here's the 26-Year-Old Snowboarder Running Israel's Social Media War

Sacha Dratwa enjoys some very normal things: macchiatos, swimming, vodka, hanging out with friends. You can see it right on his Facebook profile. But unlike most Facebook folks, this guy runs Israel's Internet propaganda war machine. Read More >>

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Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom Has Been Hacked by Anonymous

Anonymous, who has been trying to go after Israel, has swallowed a big fish: Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom. Anon has hacked his Facebook account and replaced the cover photo with a Free Palestine picture. Pretty embarrassing for a high ranking official! Read More >>

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What Is Israel's Iron Dome?

Israel got itself into a little mini-war in Gaza, and Hamas is firing off an extra dose of rockets into the Holy Land. What's (maybe) stopping them? Something called the "Iron Dome"—and what exactly is an Iron Dome, you might ask? Read More >>

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Poor Old Microsoft Gets Well and Truly Caught In the Israel-Gaza Cross Fire

The hacking retaliation for military action continues, this time with a group of Pakistani hackers joining the fray. Unfortunately, they've decided to take out their wrath on poor old Microsoft and its myriad of Israel-facing sites, oh, and Coke, Groupon, and the BBC too. Read More >>

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Israeli Drone Crashes in Gaza

It happens to everyone, Israel, don't worry—one of the IDF's drones was either shot down or malfunctioned above Gaza. Now Hamas has it. Read More >>

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44 Million Hack Attempts Made on Israeli Government Sites as Part of Anonymous Operation

The Anonymous hack attack on Israel has been continuing over the weekend, with government officials claiming it has seen some 44 million individual attacks made on its official sites. And only one was successful. Read More >>

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Anonymous Destroys Israel By Taking Down Hundreds of Websites and Leaking Emails and Passwords

It looks like Anonymous followed up with its threat of digitally attacking Israel for taking military action in the Gaza strip. They've knocked down websites, deleted databases and have leaked e-mail addresses and passwords. It's a whopping takedown. Read More >>

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Anonymous Declares War on Israel In Retaliation for Gaza Attacks

Israel made this a bizarrely internet-publicised war, which I can't say garnered any favours with me, but it looks like it's pissed Anonymous off too. The hacking collective has gone on the offensive, kicking down sites and spray-painting walls, in the only way hackers know how. Looks like Anonymous has your back, Palestine. Read More >>

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