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Data-Thieving Drones

And you thought only the NSA was snooping at your window. Forget, for the moment, the

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drone /UAV aspect of this story. Consider that the technology for hacking your Wi-Fi network exists in great abundance, and data-thieves everywhere would love to get a peek at your network data streams. Imagine a world where the guy a few booths over inside your favorite coffee hangout is a

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Defending Against Drones

Got a wild hair tonight, and decided I’d do a quick and filthy search on drone defense techniques. A lot of links came up, and here are a few of them for your review. Some have nothing to do with conducting counter measures work against infiltrators and criminals, but they include interesting thoughts nonetheless.

So, in no particular order of interest or importance….

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Persistent Drones

What if a drone had the ability to go “into the wild”, and stay there for years? Imagine a autonomous drone that could gather power on its own, and continue its mission without resupply for very long periods of time.

An article I read this morning shows that this is not only possible, but probable, if not already in place. The same technology that allows you to charge your iPod

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A Brief History of Drones, by John Sifton

Here is an article published in Feb 2012, just over a year ago. It makes for good reading.

http://www.thenation.com/article/166124/brief-history-drones

It was ten years ago this month, on February 4, 2002, that the CIA first used an unmanned Predator drone in a targeted killing. The strike was in Paktia province in Afghanistan, near the city of Khost. The intended target was Osama bin Laden, or at least someone in the CIA

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4" Spy Drone

From news.sky.com

“They are the first to use the state-of-the-art handheld tiny surveillance helicopters, which relay reliable full motion video and still images back to the devices’ handlers in the battlefield.

The Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicle is the size of a child’s toy, measuring just 10cm (4 ins) by 2.5cm (1 inch), and is equipped with a tiny camera.”

From SkyNews comes an article describing the deployment

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