August 2017

Rajiv Mehrishi (Source: Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey/File) Rajiv Gauba takes charge as Home Secretary Rajv Mehrishi set to be next Comptroller and Auditor General Bureaucratic reshuffle: Rajiv Mehrishi appointed CAG,… read more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/smartphones-share-data-of-40-per-cent-indians-with-world-cia-govt-4823222/

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Chinese aircraft manufacturer Yuneec has taken aim at the industrial and commercial drone markets with a new hexacopter based on its consumer-grade Typhoon H aerial platform. The H520 features new mission planning software and a range of upgraded cameras, including one with a 1-inch Sony Exmor sensor. … read more at: http://newatlas.com/yuneec-h520-commercial-industrial-drone/51137/

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(Getty Images) With trust issues and surveillance fears at the forefront, Los Angeles residents are voicing opposition to a plan for police drones. The pushback furthers a national debate as Angelenos spoke out against the technology in four forums across the city on Aug. 23. The outcry is focused on a request by the Los Angeles […]

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By 2025, enormous military-style drones – close relatives of the sort made famous by counterterrorism strikes in Afghanistan and Iraq – will be visible 2,000 feet above U.S. cities, streaming high-resolution video to police departments below. That is the bet that multiple defense contractors are placing, anyway, as they race to build unmanned aircraft that […]

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The government will be paying its opponent’s legal fees after needlessly drawing out FOIA litigation, the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court has decided [PDF]. The First Amendment Coalition sued the Department of Justice after it refused to produce documents discussing the legal rationale for extrajudicial drone strikes targeting American citizens. The legal memo FAC sought was […]

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With the damage to Houston and the surrounding area from the flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey, television stations and networks are turning to the sky with news drones to provide a different vantage point of the sprawling path of destruction. ABC News, for example, is using footage from Don’t Drone Me Bro Productions. CNN […]

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Yuneec’s new high-end commercial drone is here to help with all your camera-based needs. Looking for a robust six-rotor commercial drone with camera options for carrying out everything from night-vision search-and-rescue missions to mapping to recording cinema-quality video? Of course you are — and electric aviation company Yuneec International is here to help. Announced at […]

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WASHINGTON — Two defense contractors from suburban Syracuse are among three teams selected by the Defense Department’s scientists to develop new technology that could defend U.S. forces against swarms of small drones. SRC Inc. of North Syracuse and Saab Defense and Security USA of East Syracuse were each awarded contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Project […]

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Arthur Holland Michel says his favorite way to spend his downtime is cycling or reading biographies, but his Netflix queue tells another story. His watched stream includes Homeland, Modern Family and the teenage dystopian series The 100. That’s because 27-year-old Holland Michel is the founder and co-director of the Center for the Study of the […]

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