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Cyberconflict

“But cyber-spying raises two tricky issues. One is that the low cost of gathering information this way may encourage more of it, and a Hobbesian world of spiralling espionage would be bad for everybody. What’s more, since there is no sharp distinction between digital spying tools and weapons...

“China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported. The machine has a 1.2-mile range and can bring down ‘various small aircraft’ within five seconds of locating its target, the official Xinhua news agency said, ...