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From drone-defense to drone-protection, Amazon’s new security patent

Amazon Drone Patent

It began with a few rumors, quirky youtube videos and 'insider scoops' - the future was here, drones were to be used for delivery. Amazon was to send items to their customers through the use of commercial drones. However, malicious reality soon struck. As simple as it was to get the idea up in the air, others were proving it even simpler to...

NASA, AT&T watchdog technology to monitor all drones

NASA and AT&T drone monitoring system

AT&T has earned it's reputation to become the third largest telecommunications company in the world. Now the company wants to pair with NASA and serve as a watchdog for all drones within the United States - and in the process, become a main icon in supervising the national airspace. On 10th November, AT&T announced that they would be collaborating with...

Defibrillator-Equipped Drone the Next ‘Shocking’ Thing

Defibrillator Drone

When a heart stops beating it is a matter of minutes between life and death. Limited access to a defibrillator makes the chance of survival ever slimmer. For many worldwide, fire trucks and ambulances are unable to make it to the scene fast enough. On average, only 10 per cent of those who suffer cardiac arrest, outside of hospital, survive....

Porter Aircraft May Have Narrowly Avoided Drone

Porter Plane Misses Possible Drone

Evasive action was taken during a Porter airlines flight to avoid a flying object, which may have been a drone, as the plane approached Toronto's downtown airport on Monday morning. Of the 54 passengers on board, none were injured during the incident. It is currently being investigated by the Transportation Safety Board (TSB). The TSB said the "risk of mid-air collision"...

Dubai Deploys ‘Drone Hunter’ to Secure Airport

Dubai Drone Hunter

Dubai airport, the third busiest in the world, has already been forced to shut four times this year because of unauthorized drone activity, creating a headache for airlines and their passengers. The most recent closure lasted for 90 minutes on Oct. 29, in which 22 flights had to be diverted to other airports. Each shutdown costs the airport approximately $1...

Aussie man investigated for using drone to pick up sausage

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

COULD THIS MAN be Australian of the year? According to everyone on social media he may very well be a hero. A recent social media video that went viral after a man, who only wants to be know as 'Tim', used his drone to fly to a local hardware store to pick up a sausage in bread. https://twitter.com/Tommy_A7/status/796138946812002304 Drone footage obtained...

Commercial Drones Used by Iraqi Forces to Battle Car Bombs

Iraqi drone

On the Mosul front lines, Iraqi forces have found a new tool to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group’s suicide car bombs: small commercial drones. The Mosul offensive has slowed in recent days as Iraqi forces have pushed into more densely populated areas, where they cannot rely as much on airstrikes and shelling because of the...

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...

ISIS deployed drones armed with ‘explosives and mustard gas’

explosion rocks a city

IN AN EXCLUSIVE interview with Reuters on Sunday, a Kurdish-Iraqi official has told of horrific war crimes being committed by ISIS fighters via the use of explosives in commercial drones such as the DJI Phantom 4. Drones strapped with explosives, sometimes carrying payloads filled with chlorine and mustard gas, have been used in the intense battle for Iraq’s second largest city...

Amazon Wants Police to Have Tiny Assistant Drone

As Amazon presses on with its plan to one day send package-carrying drones on delivery runs to customers, the company has revealed it also has an idea for police to utilize its UAV technology in other ways. Described as an “unmanned aerial vehicle assistant,” the miniature quadcopter dreamed up by Amazon engineers would sit on the shoulders of law enforcers until called...

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