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A Second Snowden Has Leaked a Mother Lode of Drone Docs

A Second Snowden Has Leaked a Mother Lode of Drone Docs

The Intercept’s focus on adversial journalism and anonymous whistleblower security is paying off.

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Activists’ Drone Drops Anti-Surveillance Leaflets Over NSA

Activists’ Drone Drops Anti-Surveillance Leaflets Over NSA

The anti-surveillance group Intelexit has graduated from passing out pamphlets to dropping them from the sky.

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Hacking Wireless Printers With Phones on Drones

Hacking Wireless Printers With Phones on Drones

Researchers have demonstrated how attackers using a drone plus a mobile phone could intercept documents sent to a Wi-Fi printer.

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Why the US Government Is Terrified of Hobbyist Drones

Why the US Government Is Terrified of Hobbyist Drones

If you want to understand why the government freaked out when a $400 remote-controlled quad copter landed on the White House grounds last week, you need to look four miles away, to a small briefing room in Arlington, Virginia. There, just 10 days earlier, officials from the US military, the Department of Homeland Security, and the FAA gathered for a DHS “summit” on a danger that had been consuming them privately for years: the potential use of hobbyist drones as weapons of terror or assassination.

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