New High School Course in Iran: Drone Hacking

AP informs us that a reformist newspaper in Iran has a story on a new course to be taught in high schools in Iran beginning in September:

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards paramilitary units plan to teach drone-hunting to school students, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday.

The report by pro-reform Etemad daily quoted Gen. Ali Fazli, acting commander of the Guard’s Basij militia, as saying the new program will be taught as part of a “Defensive Readiness” lesson in high schools from late September.

And just how would these drones be “hunted”? By hacking them, of course:

He did not elaborate but the plan suggests students would be taught how to track and bring down drone aircraft by hacking their computer systems.

But students could never hack a drone, could they?

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But, but, the video tells us that military drones are much more secure against hacking than civilian drones, aren’t they? Oh, wait. Wow, that was even the latest drone model the Iranians hacked?

I’m calling dibs on the Persian translation of “See something, hack something”.

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emptywheel Here's my list of how many Twitter followers various national leaders have. https://t.co/aZwj8jDdZk Corrections, additions, welcome!
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emptywheel @dbarajassolano Interesting that Uribe still has more.
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emptywheel @gnzlrm Agree that'd be the target. But 1) how many of THEM are on Twitter and 2) how many of them would follow Francis?
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emptywheel @zrahul2020 Yup, I started this trying to confirm that @narendramodi has most of any national leader after Obama. He appears to.
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emptywheel @gnzlrm I'd be pretty interested in demographics of his Latin account. Who tweets in Latin!?!?!
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emptywheel @gnzlrm There are definitely dupes, which is interesting bc content is the same unlike, say, Bibi's two accounts (by appearance).
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emptywheel .@gnzlrm So combined, the Pope has 17.6M followers @Pontifex_es @Pontifex_pt @Pontifex_it @Pontifex_ar @Pontifex_ln @Pontifex_de
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emptywheel .@gnzlrm Oh, thanks--that puts him well past the Dalai Lama @Pontifex_es @Pontifex_pt @Pontifex_it @Pontifex_ar @Pontifex_ln @Pontifex_de
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bmaz @seanpaulkelley How did you get a picture of my daughter??
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emptywheel @dwdavison9318 I can't think of who might be more (that's why I was going to check Indonesia). @najibrazak has 2.33M
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emptywheel @02CRMBL Tho I would imagine Merkel has the personality to pull it off.
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emptywheel @02CRMBL Maybe they don't know it'd be the place NSA would be least likely to spy on them
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