Latest Black Hornet drone is a modular micro machine

With space at a premium, one way to innovate nano-drone design is interchangeable parts.

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AP: Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers

A company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users’ private data, has quietly been working for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election effort, The Associated Press has learned.

Source: AP: Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers

This Surveillance Camera Can See You Sneeze at 4,000 Feet

With its 19 lenses, the Mantis, one of the world’s most powerful cameras, can capture cities and people in the big picture, and then drill down into extraordinary detail. This tool is now powering the Chinese surveillance state. Photo: Qilai Shen for The Wall Street Journal

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China wants to track citizens’ cars with mandatory RFID chips – The Verge

The Chinese government is readying a program that will make it possible to track citizens’ cars using RFID chips, according to The Wall Street Journal. The program, which will be voluntary at first but mandatory for new vehicles starting in 2019, starts rolling out on July 1st.

Source: China wants to track citizens’ cars with mandatory RFID chips – The Verge

The De-Americanization of Internet Freedom – Lawfare

“The Internet,” Ira Magaziner opined in a 1998 speech, is “a force for the promotion of democracy” as well as “individual freedom and individual empowerment.” At the time he gave this speech, Magaziner was the Clinton administration’s internet guru. He began his remarks in a tentative register, observing that “humility is an important quality for anyone working to develop policies for the Internet,” given the “uncharted” nature of the terrain.

Source: The De-Americanization of Internet Freedom – Lawfare

Customs Agent In Hot Water For Trying To Get Reporter’s Sources

Journalist Ali Watkins also had her records secretly seized by the Justice Department earlier this year.

CPB agent is Jeffery Rambo: Customs Agent In Hot Water For Trying To Get Reporter’s Sources

Wow! Quite that was fast promotion from 2011 though.

Russia’s Troll Factory Just Launched A New Website Targeting Americans

Three months after being indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the notorious Russian troll factory known as the Internet Research Agency (IRA) has launched a new media venture targeting Americans. This time, however, there’s reason to believe the project may not be just another influence operation, but rather an intelligence gathering experiment.

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