Explosions, a running gun battle, hostage-taking and an attack on a police station took place along Paraguay's border with Brazil on Monday, as a gang of bandits assaulted a private security company and reportedly made off with millions of dollars in what's being called the biggest heist in Paraguayan history.
It was around sunset on Easter Sunday, April 16, when Brad Jones took his DJI Inspire 2 out for a flight in front of his home. Jones hoped, as he does on most nights, to capture some of the forested and hilly scenery in the environs of his hometown, Oliver Springs, Tennessee -- about 30 miles west of Knoxville. "I flew down over my aunt's house, and I heard a gunshot within the first three to four minutes of flight," Jones told Ars. "So I sped up and flew back towards my house." After a few more minutes, he flew back westward. He had just switched the drone's camera mode from video to taking still photos in RAW format. "I took two pictures, then I heard the gunshot, and all of a sudden my drone started spiraling down -- I'm sitting there trying to keep it aloft and there was no lift."
With reports of Russia using social media and bots to push fake news to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, questions are arising over how these same tactics could be used against an enterprise.
"Twitter bots could absolutely be used against a company," said Dan Olds, an analyst with OrionX. "Someone using bots could manufacture a fake groundswell of opinion against a company or a product."
We're all spying on each other these days, aren't we? I'm spying on someone right now: a woman checking over her balcony plants that are wearing little tin foil hats. As if they, themselves, are trying to stop aliens infiltrating their thoughts.
They, themselves, don't want to be spied on.
Which is why the accusations that Verizon intends to install spyware on its customer's devices is troubling. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation the "AppFlash" app launcher and web search utility that Verizon will soon roll out to subscribers is a security and privacy concern.
President Donald Trump's press secretary defended his boss's penchant for golfing on Monday, saying the commander-in-chief uses the sport in a different way than his predecessor did. He took Abe golfing...