Surveillance Drones

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A two-page spread illustrating the monstrous reach of the intelligence-military-industrial complex in chapter 17 of Verax (all images courtesy Metropolitan Books) The worlds of surveillance, journalism, and comics come together in Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance: A Graphic Novel, a recent piece of comics journalism by cartoonist Khalil Bendib and […]

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The addition of Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton surveillance UAVs to the island territory comes at a turbulent time for the region. China is actively recapitalizing artificial islands and islet reefs in the South China Sea with new missile shelters and communication jamming equipment. Japan is installing new missile bases a few hundred miles from Chinese shores and the US and People’s Liberation […]

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Lately the headlines about drone surveillance are all too predictable: it’s Big Brother up there, fastidiously tracking the minutiae of all our movements and reporting them back to some faceless spy agency. Never mind why the NSA would care about who’s buying Skittles at two in the afternoon. With new technological advancements naturally come new […]

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Russian R-330Zh Zhitel GPS / satcom / cellular jammer deployed in an exercise, 2017 (topwar.ru) By MarEx 2018-04-10 20:50:00 Maritime security experts have warned for years about the hazards that simple GPS jamming methods could pose to merchant shipping. According to American defense officials, the Russian military… read more at: https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/military-hardware-proves-vulnerable-to-gps-jamming

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Chinese papers say the People’s Liberation Army is rolling out an early warning system to monitor disputed border areas with satellites, drones and surveillance cameras. The system is also intended for use on elevated plateaus where it is difficult for troops to enter and patrol. The Chinese military is tapping its constellation of spy and […]

Recently Google has attracted public scrutiny for agreeing to help the Pentagon with one of its latest drone projects that intends to “integrate drone reconnaissance capabilities with artificial intelligence and machine learning” technology. At this early stage, it is still unclear how involved Google will be in the Pentagon’s drone research. However, considering that Google […]