TECH
06/23/2011 12:47 pm ET Updated Aug 23, 2011

Somali Pirates Go High Tech

Somali pirates aren't content just floating around in their fishing boats, looking for victims. These days, pirates off the Horn of Africa are turning to a sophisticated mix of weaponry, jerry-rigged GPS devices, and ingenious hacks of shipping-industry databases to hunt down prey. The resulting technology isn't just fascinating--it also has a real impact on foreign millitaries who are fighting piracy.

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