August 2016

CNN Library (CNN) — Here’s a look at Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Facts:Started as an al Qaeda splinter group. ISIS aims to create an Islamic state called a caliphate across Iraq, Syria and beyond. The group is implementing Sharia Law, rooted in eighth century Islam, to establish a society that mirrors the […]

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U.S. Special Operations Forces training missions to Latin America tripled between 2007 and 2014, newly obtained documents by a human rights advocacy organization reveal, offering further evidence that it is “the golden age” of secret operations by these elite fighters. The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) says the uptick happened during “a period when […]

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Unmanned Systems Air Force orders upgrades for Reaper drone By Defense Systems Staff Aug 31, 2016 The Air Force has been using Predator/Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles since the mid-1990s. And while it has continued to buy newer versions of the General Atomics-made aircraft, each with improved systems and capabilities, it continues to upgrade its older […]

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I suppose it was only a matter of time: we had social media, we had drones, so now of course we have social media drones. Yes, social media users who are bored with Instagram filters and selfie sticks can now take things to the next level with a drone designed specifically for taking pictures to […]

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If you plan to sell the photos your drone takes or try a fly-in drone pizza delivery start-up, you will have to follow new regulations set down by the Federal Aviation Administration. The regulations, known as Part 107, which went into effect Monday, require drone pilots wanting to use their unmanned aerial systems, or drone, […]

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The Navy’s sea-sweeping surveillance drone is on track to be delivered to the fleet in 2018, so the question now is, where will they live? Two sites in Florida and one on Virginia’s eastern shore are under consideration as bases for the MQ-4C Triton, which will work in tandem with manned P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft, according […]

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a drone. On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration implemented new rules for commercial operators of drones, and soon, Americans may be telling their neighbors about the police drone that circled their house last night. The old FAA rules required commercial drone operators to possess a pilot’s license as […]

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A very unique Camera drone has been launched by PowerVision in the form of the PowerEgg Camera Drone which is now available to purchase priced at $1,300 or roughly £1,279. Check out the video below of a demonstration which took place in New York City earlier this month to see the unique characteristics of the […]

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Critics cite low-battery life, high number of drones required to cover the 94.5-km long E-way, inability to capture legible pictures of license plates and high human intervention It may have come from a genuine intention, but the state government’s decision to try out Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), colloquially referred to as drones, to patrol the […]

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Oliver Stone wants you to know he’s not an activist. Sure, he directed and co-wrote the upcoming political thriller about Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who in 2013 revealed vast government surveillance systems. It’s just that Stone’s a little too cynical to believe a movie can influence the policies that drive US spy programs. […]

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