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R.I.P. Christmas drones; many already go missing

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MELBOURNE, Fla. — It was but two days after Christmas when the Fenno family lost their new gift: a drone. The Melbourne residents were visiting family in Georgia when they took the drone for its first spin. It was dark, said Kaitlee Fenno, but the...

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RIP Christmas drones; many already go missing


MELBOURNE, Fla. — It was but two days after Christmas when the Fenno family lost their new gift: a drone. The Melbourne residents were visiting family in Georgia when they took the drone for its first spin. It was dark, said Kaitlee Fenno, but the...

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A Clever Radio Trick Can Tell If a Drone Is Watching You | WIRED


A quirk of video compression lets spy targets see what the drone watching them sees.and...

A Clever Radio Trick Can Tell If a Drone Is Watching You


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American drone companies aren't built to compete


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First-Ever Drone Swarm Attack Has Struck Russian Military Bases, Sources Claim


If the report is accurate, the Russian forces are lucky the attack wasn't worse, because whoever unleashed these drones wasn't fooling around. While photographs of the improvised UAVs used in the assault make the drones look clunky and strung together...

Russia says DIY drones that attacked its base in Syria came from a rebel village


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