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Cyberpoaching: Are Hackers a Threat to Endangered Animals?


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 442 days ago - guardianlv.com
Poachers have been on a killing spree for years, but it seems that hackers are now the new threat to endangered animals because of cyberpoaching, which makes it easier for them to track the GPS location technology and obtain an easy prey.



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Robert O. (12)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 7:53 am
I'm almost certain of it. Thanks Cher.
 

daryl bishop (314)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 8:23 am
signed. these are real low life people if you can call them that
 

Ana Lopes (90)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 9:47 am
noted
 

Sylvie Auger (164)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 10:12 am
Notée, merci.
 

Howard Crosse (21)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 1:29 pm
Oh for goodness sake, are there no limits to which people will stoop, the poor animals don't stand a chance.
 

Birgit W. (156)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 2:08 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Kamia C. (95)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 3:31 pm
First of all, why can we buy a GPS device for $hundreds and they're quoting a collar costing $5,000?!!! Secondly, whether we like it or not, the only way to stop poaching is for there to be enough other individuals earning enough as wildlife protectors that the animals become more valuable alive than dead. That means money our of each of our pockets, simple as that.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 4:14 pm
The article's title is redundant.
 

Walter F. (91)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 5:46 pm
The only way to stop this is to poach the poachers.I don't think that would be too much outcry when they are bumped off.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 5:51 pm
I have never heard of cyber poaching, rather nefarious, as greedy always is.

Very true, Kamia T.
 

LynnCarin LadySeastar (430)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 8:45 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing, Cher - learning something new here every day!
 

cynthia B. (239)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 9:20 pm
yes of course
the world is full of corruption and GREED
 

Ted W. (111)
Friday March 7, 2014, 12:22 am
this iis totally wrong.....A misuse of technology!
 

Sherri G. (123)
Friday March 7, 2014, 1:59 am
Thank You for posting Cher I hope National Geographic will do what they can to minimize this exposure. Noted
 

Fi T. (18)
Friday March 7, 2014, 6:04 am
No threat to the animals since they and the human are interdependent
 

Alexandra G. (265)
Friday March 7, 2014, 7:45 am
thanks for sharing
 

Winn Adams (213)
Friday March 7, 2014, 9:13 am
Yes
 

Sara P. (66)
Friday March 7, 2014, 10:49 am
Thanks for sharing dear Cher.
 

Ruth S. (300)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 9:46 am
So true Cynthia!
 
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