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Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by Anonymous, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. DeathHamster Member

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...ast-year-of-possible-drone-terror-threat.html
    Oh great, look who's woken up from their snooze.
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  2. Ghost Sukori Member

    Those of you who are worried about Amazon using drones to deliver your packages
    Don't worry
    Just order your shotgun shells, and practice shooting skeet
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  3. A.O.T.F Member

    Watch This - Because it's really fucking important that you all do.

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  4. The Wrong Guy Member



    The 3DR Solo Is One Scary-Smart Drone | WIRED

    The $1,000 Solo drone (or $1,400 with a GoPro-holding gimbal included) is full of clever tools to automate and simplify shooting. There’s even a one-click way to take an ultra-dramatic selfie video. But one of the most impressive features is that the drone will be sold as an open platform, allowing hackers to tinker with the hardware and software.

    http://www.wired.com/2015/04/3dr-solo-drone/
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  5. Anonymous Member

    Watching that from a film making perspective it is a marvelous piece of work but the actual product?...........................scary as fuck!
  6. Hugh Bris Member

    Clickbait title. Nothing scary about the product at all. It's just a tool.

    This drone uses iPads as video, which means it will have a latency between input and movement. 5.4GHz Goggles don't have the latency issue, making the copter easier to fly.
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  7. Darth Alor Member

    i think shipping via drone would be kinda cool XD
  8. The Wrong Guy Member

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  9. The Wrong Guy Member

    Germany is the Tell-Tale Heart of America's Drone War | The Intercept

    By Jeremy Scahill

    A top-secret U.S. intelligence document obtained by The Intercept confirms that the sprawling U.S. military base in Ramstein, Germany serves as the high-tech heart of America’s drone program. Ramstein is the site of a satellite relay station that enables drone operators in the American Southwest to communicate with their remote aircraft in Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan and other targeted countries. The top-secret slide deck, dated July 2012, provides the most detailed blueprint seen to date of the technical architecture used to conduct strikes with Predator and Reaper drones.

    Amid fierce European criticism of America’s targeted killing program, U.S. and German government officials have long downplayed Ramstein’s role in lethal U.S. drone operations and have issued carefully phrased evasions when confronted with direct questions about the base. But the slides show that the facilities at Ramstein perform an essential function in lethal drone strikes conducted by the CIA and the U.S. military in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa.

    The slides were provided by a source with knowledge of the U.S. government’s drone program who declined to be identified because of fears of retribution. According to the source, Ramstein’s importance to the U.S. drone war is difficult to overstate. “Ramstein carries the signal to tell the drone what to do and it returns the display of what the drone sees. Without Ramstein, drones could not function, at least not as they do now,” the source said.

    The new evidence places German Chancellor Angela Merkel in an awkward position given Germany’s close diplomatic alliance with the United States. The German government has granted the U.S. the right to use the property, but only under the condition that the Americans do nothing there that violates German law.

    The U.S. government maintains that its drone strikes against al Qaeda and its “associated forces” are legal, even outside of declared war zones. But German legal officials have suggested that such operations are only justifiable in actual war zones. Moreover, Germany has the right to prosecute “criminal offenses against international law … even when the offense was committed abroad and bears no relation to Germany,” according to Germany’s Code of Crimes against International Law, which passed in 2002.

    This means that American personnel stationed at Ramstein could, in theory, be vulnerable to German prosecution if they provide drone pilots with data used in attacks.

    Continued here:
    https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/04/17/ramstein/

    Note: That's Ramstein, not Rammstein.

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  11. The Wrong Guy Member

    Drone use poised to expand to newsrooms despite FAA limits

    By Sally Ho, Associated Press

    The emerging technology has been used in wars, to deliver packages and, occasionally, for causing a ruckus, but the Federal Aviation Administration has also approved more than 200 commercial uses since September for movies, real estate and infrastructure.

    Among those approvals, two companies identified newsgathering as their primary mission, according to the FAA website.

    Las Vegas-based ArrowData said it's looking to franchise its drone ability to news organizations.
    The company wants to sell the drones to newsrooms and then train journalists to carry out an operation. It doesn't have any contracts yet but said it is seeking out broadcast and newspaper outlets.

    "It's a tool that television is looking at — local television, national television, everybody's looking at it," said Ron Comings, who is the news director of KLAS-TV in Las Vegas and has been in talks with ArrowData.

    But the practicality of using drones, formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles, to cover the news of the day is still murky.

    The FAA has strict restrictions on drone operations, and a news organization would need deep pockets to afford the equipment and manpower for what is now a limited purpose.

    Cinestar drones can cost as much as $50,000, depending on the intended use, said Ron Futrell, an ArrowData spokesman. The company, which got FAA approval two weeks ago, hasn't worked out the training costs.

    The FAA also requires at least a three-person crew to use a drone for news, including a licensed pilot to fly it, a camera operator to direct the footage and a spotter to manage the scene, officials said.

    Meanwhile, the journalism bread-and-butter of breaking news probably can't be covered by a drone.

    Flights must be preapproved days in advance by the local airport and federal authorities, which will make covering unpredictable situations such as crime scenes and natural disasters nearly impossible.

    But the FAA itself is also promoting drones for news, announcing a partnership Tuesday with CNN for the cable news network to research drone-based newsgathering in populated areas.

    Futrell is hopeful that as the industry develops and the FAA refines its policies on drones, their use will become more flexible for journalists.

    "They're still putting out regulations," he said. "We want to do it safely, do it right and give feedback on how it works in the real world."

    It's another step forward in the developing drone industry in Nevada.

    The state is a national testing site for the new technology. With vast expanses of open and undeveloped land, Nevada also has a top U.S. drone surveillance and combat operations center at Creech Air Force Base about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

    Yet, no matter the use, drone privacy continues to be a much talked about issue that could impact journalists.

    Elliot Anderson, a Democrat in the Nevada Assembly, said the bill he sponsored to create privacy regulations for drone use is not meant to limit newsgathering. He said that would be protected under the First Amendment.

    "I'm not sure of the specific case law for paparazzi-type activities, but the First Amendment is pretty strong," Anderson said.

    ArrowData isn't a journalism enterprise but said it would only work with "reputable" news organizations.

    "Journalistic integrity, it is a trust thing," the company spokesman said.

    Source, and open comments:
    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c94a...se-poised-expand-newsrooms-despite-faa-limits
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  12. DeathHamster Member

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  14. The Wrong Guy Member

    Amazon details drone delivery plans | BBC News

    Details about how Amazon's proposed delivery drones may work have been published by the US Patent Office.

    According to the patent, the drones will be able to track the location of the person it is delivering to by pulling data from their smartphone.

    The unmanned vehicles will also be able to talk to each other about weather and traffic conditions.

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    According to the plans, Amazon's drones will be able to update their routes in real-time. A mock-up delivery screen suggests that people will be able to choose from a variety of delivery options - from "bring it to me" to nominating their home, place of work or even "my boat" as places for packages to be dropped.

    Last month car maker Audi said that it would be trying out package delivery to the boot of its cars with Amazon and DHL.

    Using Audi's in-car communications system, Connect, DHL delivery drivers would track a customer's vehicle over a specified period of time and then use a digital access code to unlock the boot, the car maker said. This code would then expire as soon as the boot was shut.

    Other details revealed include:

    • Amazon will employ a variety of unmanned vehicles depending on the shape and weight of the product
    • Flight sensors, radar, sonar, cameras and infrared sensors will be employed to ensure safe landing zones are found
    • The unmanned vehicle would constantly monitor its path for humans or other animals and modify navigation to avoid such obstacles

    More here:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32653269
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  15. The Wrong Guy Member

    The Good Kill by Andrew Niccol - Ethan Hawke’s drone war between conflicts and moral dilemmas



    Set during the most massive escalation of drone attacks, Good Kill is about the conflicts and moral dilemmas associated with the use of this new technology. The film directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood, January Jones (Mad Men) and Zoë Kravitz also tells a very personal story: Tommy (Hawke) is becoming the victim of a war that he is fighting on the other side of the world. The pilot is afflicted by the deaths caused by real flights and traumatized by the bombing, but also feels guilty about being away from the explosion, in an air conditioning environment and free from danger. This film is a study of a character – the life of a soldier – but is also a morality tale with epic implications. We met the director and actors during this year’s Venice Film Festival, where the film was presented in competition.

    Here's the trailer for The Good Kill:



    Here are the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes:

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/good_kill/
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  16. The Wrong Guy Member

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  18. Ekvillian Member

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  19. Anonymous Member

    No. WWP isn't about hacking stuff.

    WWP is about legal, peaceful/non-violent activism and protesting.

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  21. Hedorah Global Moderator

    http://gizmodo.com/this-guys-neighbor-will-pay-for-shooting-down-his-drone-1714496464

  22. DeathHamster Member

  23. The Wrong Guy Member

    ‘Drones cause more damage than good’ - Al Jazeera English ‘Head to Head’ interview with Lt. Gen Michael Flynn

    President Obama’s former top military intelligence official has launched a scathing attack on the White House’s counter-terrorism strategy, including the administration’s handling of the ISIL threat in Iraq and Syria and the US military’s drone war.

    In a forthcoming interview with Al Jazeera English’s ‘Head to Head’, retired US Lt. General Michael Flynn, who quit as head of the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in August 2014, said “there should be a different approach, absolutely” on drones.

    “When you drop a bomb from a drone… you are going to cause more damage than you are going to cause good.”

    Flynn was a senior intelligence officer with the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), which is responsible for the US military’s secretive and controversial drone program in countries such as Yemen and Somalia.

    Asked by Al Jazeera English’s Mehdi Hasan if drone strikes tend to create more terrorists than they kill, Flynn – who has been described by Wired magazine as “the real father of the modern JSOC” - replied: “I don’t disagree with that”, adding: “I think as an overarching strategy, it’s a failed strategy.”

    “What we have is this continued investment in conflict,” the retired general said. “The more weapons we give, the more bombs we drop, that just… fuels the conflict. Some of that has to be done but I’m looking for the other solutions.”

    Commenting on the rise of ISIL in Iraq, Flynn acknowledged the role played by the US invasion and occupation of Iraq. “We definitely put fuel on a fire,” he told Hasan. “Absolutely… there’s no doubt, I mean… history will not be kind to the decisions that were made certainly in 2003.”

    “Going into Iraq, definitely… it was a strategic mistake,” said Flynn on ‘Head to Head’.

    The former lieutenant general denied any involvement in the litany of abuses carried out by JSOC interrogators at Camp Nama in Iraq, as revealed by the New York Times and Human Rights Watch, but admitted the US prison system in Iraq in the post-war period “absolutely” helped radicalize Iraqis who later joined Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and ISIL.

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    http://pr.aljazeera.com/post/124230887340/drones-cause-more-damage-than-good-al-jazeera

    Retired US General Admits Military's Role in Creating ISIS

    http://theantimedia.org/retired-us-general-admits-militarys-role-in-creating-isis/
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  24. DeathHamster Member

    Gee, didn't see that coming!
    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/...ing-youtube-video-of-a-drone-firing-a-handgun
  25. The Wrong Guy Member

    Hillview man arrested for shooting down drone; cites right to privacy | WDRB 41 Louisville

    A Hillview man has been arrested after he shot down a drone flying over his property -- but he's not making any apologies for it. It happened Sunday night at a home on Earlywood Way, just south of the intersection between Smith Lane and Mud Lane in Bullitt County, according to an arrest report.

    Hillview Police say they were called to the home of 47-year-old William H. Merideth after someone complained about a firearm. When they arrived, police say Merideth told them he had shot down a drone that was flying over his house. The drone was hit in mid-air and crashed in a field near Merideth's home. Police say the owner of the drone claimed he was flying it to get pictures of a friend's house -- and that the cost of the drone was over $1,800.

    Merideth was arrested and charged with first degree criminal mischief and first degree wanton endangerment. He was booked into the Bullitt County Detention Center, and released on Monday. WDRB News spoke with Merideth Tuesday afternoon, and he gave his side of the story.

    "Sunday afternoon, the kids – my girls – were out on the back deck, and the neighbors were out in their yard," Merideth said. "And they come in and said, 'Dad, there’s a drone out here, flying over everybody’s yard.'" Merideth's neighbors saw it too.

    "It was just hovering above our house and it stayed for a few moments and then she finally waved and it took off," said neighbor Kim VanMeter. VanMeter has a 16-year-old daughter who lays out at their pool. She says a drone hovering with a camera is creepy and weird. "I just think you should have privacy in your own backyard," she said.

    Merideth agrees and said he had to go see for himself. “Well, I came out and it was down by the neighbor’s house, about 10 feet off the ground, looking under their canopy that they’ve got in their back yard," Merideth said. "I went and got my shotgun and I said, ‘I’m not going to do anything unless it’s directly over my property.’"

    That moment soon arrived, he said. "Within a minute or so, here it came," he said. "It was hovering over top of my property, and I shot it out of the sky." "I didn't shoot across the road, I didn't shoot across my neighbor's fences, I shot directly into the air," he added.

    It wasn't long before the drone's owners appeared. "Four guys came over to confront me about it, and I happened to be armed, so that changed their minds," Merideth said. "They asked me, 'Are you the S-O-B that shot my drone?' and I said, 'Yes I am,'" he said. "I had my 40 mm Glock on me and they started toward me and I told them, 'If you cross my sidewalk, there's gonna be another shooting.'"

    A short time later, Merideth said the police arrived. "There were some words exchanged there about my weapon, and I was open carry – it was completely legal," he said. "Long story short, after that, they took me to jail for wanton endangerment first degree and criminal mischief...because I fired the shotgun into the air."

    Merideth said he was disappointed with the police response. "They didn’t confiscate the drone. They gave the drone back to the individuals," he said. "They didn’t take the SIM card out of it…but we’ve got…five houses here that everyone saw it – they saw what happened, including the neighbors that were sitting in their patio when he flew down low enough to see under the patio."

    Hillview Police detective Charles McWhirter says you can't fire your gun in the city. "Well, we do have a city ordinance against discharging firearms in the city, but the officer made an arrest for a Kentucky Revised Statute violation," he said. According to the Academy of Model Aeronautics safety code, unmanned aircraft like drones may not be flown in a careless or reckless manner and has to be launched at least 100 feet downwind of spectators.

    The FAA says drones cannot fly over buildings -- and that shooting them poses a significant safety hazard. "An unmanned aircraft hit by gunfire could crash, causing damage to persons or property on the ground, or it could collide with other objects in the air," said FAA spokesman Les Dorr.

    Merideth said he's offering no apologies for what he did. "He didn’t just fly over," he said. "If he had been moving and just kept moving, that would have been one thing -- but when he come directly over our heads, and just hovered there, I felt like I had the right." "You know, when you’re in your own property, within a six-foot privacy fence, you have the expectation of privacy," he said. "We don't know if he was looking at the girls. We don’t know if he was looking for something to steal. To me, it was the same as trespassing."

    For now, Merideth says he's planning on pursuing legal action against the owners of the drone. "We’re not going to let it go," he said. "I believe there are rules that need to be put into place and the situation needs to be addressed because everyone I’ve spoke to, including police, have said they would have done the same thing."

    "Because our rights are being trampled daily," he said. "Not on a local level only - but on a state and federal level. We need to have some laws in place to handle these kind of things."

    Source:
    http://www.wdrb.com/story/29650818/louisville-man-arrested-for-shooting-down-drone
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  26. DeathHamster Member

    Some private non-profit whose brain-farts have no more regulatory authority over anyone than the local Star Trek fanclub.
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  27. The Wrong Guy Member

    Father who shot down drone hovering over his house as his daughters sunbathed is arrested and charged - sparking new privacy debate
    • William H. Merideth, 47, shot down the $1,800 drone after being alerted by by his two daughters
    • Another neighbor has told how it was hovering over her 16-year-old daughter too
    • The owner of the drone claims he was only trying to take pictures of a friend's house
    • Merideth has been charged with first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree wanton endangerment for shooting the gadget
    • The FAA is still scrambling to design rules about drone use and control
    More here:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...house-arrested-charged-criminal-mischief.html
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  28. DeathHamster Member

    http://www.wdrb.com/story/29670583/...s-produces-video-claiming-to-show-flight-path
    If the drone owner has video and flight data, Mr Shotgun is hosed.

    Looks totally legit:
    shotgun.jpg
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  29. DeathHamster Member

    Looks like someone swiped the SD card. (Which is why it's a good idea to record video on the tablet as well as to onboard storage.)

    http://www.wdrb.com/story/29675427/drone-owner-responds-to-claims-of-privacy-invasion
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  31. DeathHamster Member

    No, the number 8 bird shot he said he used shouldn't have penetrated the drone/camera much, just buggered the propellers.
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  32. The Wrong Guy Member

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  34. DeathHamster Member

  35. I can't approve of this so I wanted to say it's brilliant.
  36. chachacha Member

    What sort of energy do drones run on?
  37. DeathHamster Member

    Fools don't know that all hobby drones have a barrel roll button!

    BarrelRoll.jpg

    And in other unintended consequences, what happens when some of those laser cannons "go missing" and someone aims them at police helicopters or planes? Better start working on counter-measures for that, now.
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  38. The Wrong Guy Member

    The UK has convicted a drone pilot for the first time

    A resident of Nottingham has been convicted of illegally flying drones over football stadia and congested areas in London and other parts of the UK, marking the first prosecution of its kind in the country.

    London’s Metropolitan Police Service said that 42-year-old Nigel Wilson pleaded guilty to seven offences that went against the Air Navigation Order 2009 [PDF], and was fined £1,800 ($2,770) plus £600 ($923) in costs. He has also been banned from purchasing, owning and flying drones for the next two years.

    Wilson flew his drone over Anfield stadium last September to film a soccer match featuring Liverpool and Ludogorets FC. The stunt startled mounted police officers’ horses, which nearly injured passersby. He also piloted his drone over other stadia in the country later that year, and was arrested in October.

    Continued here:
    http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2015/09/15/the-uk-has-convicted-a-drone-pilot-for-the-first-time/
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  39. Drones with face recognition tracking coming soon to Mexico


    A state in Mexico may begin using drones for facial recognition tracking



    What could possibly go wrong?



    Shooting the motherfuckers out of the air will become a regular pastime.
  40. DeathHamster Member

    President Trump: "No no, I wanted racial recognition tracking!"
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