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Comment FUD (Score 1) 116

"It does so by either disrupting remote control or GPS navigation."

By the looks of the device, it has a 2.4GHz yagi antenna, which would mean that it simply saturates the device with a 2.4GHz signal. What about drones flying spread spectrum 480MHz, or even 5.8GHz? And that antenna won't cover the GPS frequencies, either.

Face it, this is simply a tool to stop DJI Phantom drones and similar products. Nothing to see here.

Comment Why shoot the drone down when (Score 1) 176

You can simply have it.

Put a transmitter on your drone that rolls through known frequencies (1.2, 2.4, 5.8GHz, 433MHz, etc.). Fly your drone close to the enemy drone, roll through the frequency list and take control ownership. Have your drone proxy transmitter events from the ground so your buddy can fly the enemy drone back to you.

Nobody is encrypting control transmission (yet). I believe it is illegal to encrypt traffic on amateur radio bands...

Comment Privacy in danger (Score 4, Interesting) 492

Why does it seem like manufacturers feel that they automatically have a right to your usage data after you buy their product?

Car manufacturers are already making big plans on creating new revenue streams with all the usage data they are collecting on our vehicles. Now, MS is taking the same approach (at least Windows 10 is free). What's to stop other vendors from doing the same? How about that new electric razor you bought; do you really want all your usage information to be sent back to the manufacturer, when you shaved, how you shaved, where you shaved? As more and more products are shipped with internet capability, manufacturers feel that they have a right to collect usage information weather you like it or not.

I'm not liking where this is going...

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