[iw] - Fwd: Over 100 warship locations have been faked in one year
rforno at infowarrior.org
Sun Aug 1 14:42:33 EDT 2021
> From: Monty Solomon <monty at roscom.com>
> Subject: Over 100 warship locations have been faked in one year
> Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2021 14:35:18 -0400
> The research team found the fakes by comparing uses of the automatic identification system (AIS, a GPS-based system to help prevent collisions) with verifiable position data by using an identifying pattern. All of the false info came from shore-based AIS receivers while satellites showed the real positions, for instance. Global Fishing Watch had been investigating fake AIS positions for years, but this was the first time it had seen falsified data for real ships.
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