Bad guys are putting drones to use, law enforcement officials say.

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "...A Criminal Gang Used a Drone Swarm To Obstruct an FBI Hostage Raid...

    ...counter surveillance of law enforcement agents is the fastest-growing way that organized criminals are using drones...

    Some criminal organizations have begun to use drones as part of witness intimidation schemes: they continuously surveil police departments and precincts in order to see 'who is going in and out of the facility and who might be co-operating with police,'...

    Drones are also playing a greater role in robberies and the like. Beyond the well-documented incidence of house break-ins, criminal crews are using them to observe bigger target facilities, spot security gaps, and determine patterns of life: where the security guards go and when....

    ...criminal groups have begun have used drones as part of elaborate smuggling schemes,..

    Nefarious use of drones is likely to get worse before it gets better, according to several government officials who spoke on the panel. There is no easy or quick technological solution...

    The most recent version of the FAA reauthorization bill contains two amendments that could help the situation,...One would make it illegal to “weaponize” consumer drones....The other — and arguably more important — amendment would require drones that fly beyond their operators’ line of sight to broadcast an identity allowing law enforcement to track and connect them to a real person..."

    https://www.defenseone.com/technolo...ng-used-drone-swarm-obstruct-fbi-raid/147956/
     
  2. mirimir

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    Reminds me of Gibson's The Peripheral. Drone combat.
     
  3. mood

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    Proposed law would give DHS power to seize and destroy drones
    The agency expressed its support for the bill during a hearing yesterday.
    June 7, 2018

    https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/07/proposed-law-dhs-power-seize-destroy-drones/
     
  4. mirimir

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    Drone wars! I can imagine networks of drones, defending each other. Fast fighter drones, and small kamikaze drones. Drones trailing fiber to tangle other drones. Chaff drones.
     
  5. bo elam

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    Here, the government are the bad guys, right this moment, the regime is using drones to track protesters movements in the city of Masaya. They have been using two every night this past week. This videos were taken a few minutes ago.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CK8Q0QnKQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Z2VIXVdN8

    Bo
     
  6. RockLobster

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    That sounds like far too much fun!!
     
  7. mirimir

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    What can I say? I read lots of SF :)
     
  8. mood

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    The Army is buying microwave cannons to take down drones in mid-flight
    The high-powered microwave system would be mounted to an aircraft
    August 07, 2018
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/7/17660414/microwave-anti-drone-army-weapon-lockheed-martin
     
  9. hawki

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    "U.S. powerless to fight drone attacks, top official says

    The Department of Homeland Security is pressing Congress for more powers to stop malicious drones that could threaten the United States. Intelligence officials are increasingly concerned about the use of drones by terrorists and drug cartels...

    DHS wants Congress to give it the power to "redirect, disable, disrupt control of, seize, or confiscate, without prior consent" a drone that "poses a threat." DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned in a speech in early September that drones are now 'a major national security concern in our homeland.' "

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dhs-official-says-its-unprepared-to-counter-threat-of-drones/
     
  10. mood

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    There’s No Real System to Counter Rogue Drones
    As flying robots proliferate, there’s a growing risk of accident or attack. And the U.S. is still a long way from being prepared
    December 20, 2018

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/12/growing-industry-counter-rogue-drones/578635/
     
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    New police powers to tackle illegal use of drones
    January 7, 2019
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-police-powers-to-tackle-illegal-use-of-drones
     
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