Home-made drones now threaten conventional armed forces – Drones and guerrilla warfare

According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, which has so far refused to say who it thinks was responsible for the attack, the drones were guided by GPS and had a range of 100km. The electronics involved were off-the-shelf components, and the total cost of each drone was perhaps a couple of thousand dollars.

Source: Home-made drones now threaten conventional armed forces – Drones and guerrilla warfare

NBC dumps Olympic analyst amid fury at Korea-Japan comment | New York Post

Joshua Cooper Ramo – How does this guy become an analyst for NBC Olympic coverage? And get on the boards of Starbucks and FedEx?  Do we know so little of Chinese culture that we allow this buffoon to guide us?

“Every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural, technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation,” said Ramo, who sits on the boards of Starbucks and FedEx while working as co-CEO of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s consulting firm.

Source: NBC dumps Olympic analyst amid fury at Korea-Japan comment | New York Post

Why cops won’t need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car | Ars Technica

For now, federal law and Supreme Court precedent dictates that law enforcement has the authority to legally monitor anyone in public. The basic idea is that none of us have a “reasonable expectation of privacy” when we are in public. So just as the police can capture us with video cameras and license plate readers, so, too, could they contract with AV automakers to simply get at vast quantities of future AV data. And if the companies don’t want to play ball, such data can be accessed with a mere court order (known as a “d-order”) under the Stored Communications Act of 1986.

Source: Why cops won’t need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car | Ars Technica

Dismissals of 13 Twin Peaks cases granted – KXXV-TV News Channel 25 – Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

“The actions of the District Attorney’s Office and Abel Reyna in dismissing these cases and recusing himself only from my client’s case is nothing more than a smoke screen. The timing is suspicious and everyone knows it,” David Conrad Beyer, the attorney for McRee, said.

Source: Dismissals of 13 Twin Peaks cases granted – KXXV-TV News Channel 25 – Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

W.Va. scientists developing micro-implant technology to combat drug crisis

Additionally, Rezai says, the institute is working on a wearable medical sensor. It would work by measuring brain activity — establishing which patterns indicate a patient is at high-risk for exercising addictive behavior. Rezai says the goal is to be able to warn family, friends, and others in an addict support system, in real time, about when they are at the highest risk of abusing drugs.

Source: W.Va. scientists developing micro-implant technology to combat drug crisis

West Virginia calls in National Guard to tackle opioid crisis | Fox News

Forget about Militarized police, in WV we use the military to police, and man our jails. West Virginia declares state of emergency over jail staffing

“We are solving a problem in our country,” said Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, a West Virginia National Guard commander. “And, at the same time, making sure we have the highest level of readiness to respond to something else that may be out there, somewhere else in the world.”

Source: West Virginia calls in National Guard to tackle opioid crisis | Fox News