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Spy pigeon

6 February 2024

1:58 AM

6 February 2024

1:58 AM

China’s super-secret ‘spy pigeon’ has been unmasked as a humble Taiwanese racing pigeon. So, a little less ‘Bond’ and a little more ‘Bolt’.

Captured near India’s Mumbai port, the pigeon drew the attention of authorities after it was seen hopping around with distinctive rings attached to its legs that contained Chinese writing.

The best way to beat the Digital Age where everyone is hacking everyone else’s servers is to tie bits of paper to birds.

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