Sad State of News on the Internet

It really is a shame how most news organizations are adopting the “catchy or dramatic title” on their articles to pull in web traffic. Case in point:

Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to intercept live video feeds from U.S. Predator drones, potentially providing them with information they need to evade or monitor U.S. military operations. Source: Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones

Last time I checked, intercepting video would not have been considered hacking, the definition from Wikipedia: re-configuring or re-programming of a system to function in ways not facilitated by the owner, administrator, or designer. I probably would’ve read the article had it been titled “Insurgents intercepting video from US Drones” or something more accurate, all this did was piss me off. It’s no wonder I use news aggregators instead of going straight to news sites themselves.

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