Redesigned FAA app to make safe drone flying easier The reboot of the much-maligned app is a step toward safer drone operation. In the aftermath of a breakup, anger can result in us losing all reason and taking irresponsible action — whether it be cutting up an ex-partners clothes, throwing out their possessions, or scratching their car. In extreme cases, it seems that drones, otherwise known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), may also allegedly become weaponized. Security The ransomware crisis is going to get a lot worse LastPass bug leaks credentials from previous site Database leaks data on most of Ecuador’s citizens, including 6.7 million children Who owns your health data? (ZDNet YouTube) The best DIY home security systems of 2019 (CNET) What’s powering the unlikely rise of the millionaire hacker? (TechRepublic) According to US prosecutors, a 43-year-man used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to drop homemade bombs on a previous girlfriend’s property. The US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleges that Jason Muzzicato’s drone, a device that had not been registered with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), may have been involved in last-night explosions experienced by residents since March in the Slate Belt, as reported by The Morning Call. See also: Little Ripper deploys croc-spotting AI drones No damage or injuries were recorded, but one resident told WTAP that he believes materials, including nails, were dropped from the sky during the incidents. “Nobody was around,” the resident said. “Nobody went by and threw them. They dropped… [Read full story]
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