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Australian charged with espionage using drone to film rally

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Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has been charged with espionage by Cambodian police, after he was caught flying a DJI Phantom drone over a CNRP opposition party campaign rally. On Friday, the Phnom Penh Court charged Mr Ricketson with collecting information prejudicial to national defense - a sentence punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The exact details surrounding the arrest...

DroneSec Podcast #1 – Giant Mechanical Geese from Hell

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Episode #1 - w/ David Hambling In this episode, we speak with internationally recognised journalist and author David Hambling. Drone Swarms is the topic of the day, as well as discussing the counter-drone landscape and its relation to the commercial vs military innovation race. As promised, listeners can receive a copy of David's book for FREE today only on Amazon....

US Army releases counter-drone techniques training document

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The US army has released a training guide documenting the various techniques for offensive and defensive drone mitigation. Titled 'Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System Techniques', the guide addresses the pressing defensive capabilities sought after by military and public businesses alike. Needs & Considerations For quite some time, UAS have become an increasing threat to life in the Middle East. Dropping payloads in the...

Thieves are using open-source drone footage to plan heists

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The proliferation of image sharing via social media has often been touted as an opportunity for thieves to gather Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) on potential targets. More recently however, drone footage posted online has provided intricate details to surrounding buildings and environments of interest. A more comprehensive view than Google Earth or Street View, even innocent pilots taking in the sights have had their...

Drone used against rhino poachers in South Africa

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Poaching of ivory has rocked Africa for many years, leaving thousands of innocent animals killed for their tusks, horns or skins. It's a horrific trade that has been slowly slipping down the African Savannah towards the South African border. Recent films such as 'The Ivory Game' highlighted the difficulties rangers face in both the field and abroad, attempting to cull...

Anti-drone system being developed by Deutsche Telekom

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM (DT) has confirmed development is underway for an anti-drone system in hopes of keeping drones away from airports, stadiums and test tracks. Also the parent company of T-Mobile, DT suggests the anti-drone defense system could launch as early as this year. DroneSec understands a number of car manufacturers are suddenly realizing the big business behind anti-drone defense systems, in...

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