January 2019

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. intelligence officials may have used National Security Agency data collected by eavesdropping on U.S. citizens or residents to target a Somali militant leader in a lethal missile strike, defense lawyers in a California terrorism-funding case said. Questions about whether the data may have been collected illegally could fuel […]

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Drones have tremendous potential for both good and bad. On the plus side, they can avoid gridlocked traffic to deliver needed blood and other medical supplies to hospitals. Camera-equipped drones can provide close-up views of active crime scenes or areas devastated by a natural disaster, or even provide needed support for search and rescue operations. […]

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PIA aircraft escapes drone KARACHI: Police have launched a search operation in Sohrab Goth and its adjoining areas for a ‘drone’ after a Sukkur-bound plane escaped a possible accident on Friday evening. According to police officials, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-536 was en-route to Sukkur from the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. Shortly after the […]

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AirSelfie, the smallest, easiest and most enjoyable hands-free way to capture and share stunning, panoramic, high-definition photos and videos from the air in any environment, today announced it will unveil three new aerial camera models at CES 2019: AIR 100, AIR ZEN and AIR DUO. The cameras set a new standard in consumer aerial photography […]

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Spoiler alert: The Mavic 2 Pro ($1,499) is a worthy successor to the original Mavic Pro. It improves on it in almost every dimension, although if you already own the first model, there isn’t any single compelling reason you have to rush out to get the new one. If you do anyway, you’ll be quite […]

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The planned European medium-altitude drone, however, is intended by lead nations France, Germany, Italy and Spain to be safe enough to fly in the same airspace as civilian air traffic. That requirement brings back unpleasant memories in Germany, where a previous attempt to field the similarly sized Euro Hawk surveillance drone came crashing down because […]

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In the past three weeks, unauthorized drone flights temporarily shut down two of London’s largest airports, impacting tens of thousands of fliers. The incidents starkly revealed how vulnerable critical infrastructure and other potential targets are to drone threats—not just in the United Kingdom, but here in the United States as well. The interruptions at Gatwick […]

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The attack on Dusit hotel complex in Nairobi on 15 January was the first significant terror act by al-Shabab after the killing of 148 students at Garissa University College in Kenya in April 2015. Between these two tragic events, the Somali militant movement was able to carry out many bloody hit-and-run operations in northeastern Kenya […]

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Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, an al Qaeda militant also seen as a key figure in the bombing, has been in US custody since 2002 and has been held at the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2006. … read more at: https://www.nbc-2.com/story/39733140/us-official-airstrike-kills-mastermind-behind-uss-cole-bombing

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Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric linked to al Qaeda’s Yemen-based wing, gives a religious lecture in an unknown location in this still image taken from video released by Intelwire.com on September 30, 2011. REUTERS/Intelwire.com. A Toledo, Ohio man of Indian origin, was sentenced to five years in prison today (Jan. 18) for supporting al Qaeda. […]

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Dublin, Jan. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Video Surveillance Market: Focus on Ecosystem (Camera, Monitor, Storage, Software, Services), Applications, and Emerging Trends – Analysis and Forecast: 2018-2023” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Global Video Surveillance Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 16.14% from 2018 to 2023 The rising […]

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