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Jul 26, 2022

Radar gets a major makeover

Posted by in categories: military, surveillance

If radars wore pants, a lot of them would still be sporting bell-bottoms.

Significant aspects of haven’t fundamentally changed since the 1970s, said Kurt Sorensen, a senior manager who oversees the development of high-performance radio frequency imaging technologies at Sandia National Laboratories. Like a record player, most military-grade systems are still analog.

Now, Sandia is giving radar a major digital makeover. Researchers are working to replace legacy analog radars commonly used by the military with a new, digital, software-defined system called Multi-Mission Radio Frequency Architecture. The overhauled design promises U.S. warfighters unprecedented flexibility and performance during intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, even against sophisticated adversaries.

Jul 8, 2022

How “Big Brotherhood” is building an all-seeing surveillance network

Posted by in categories: government, surveillance

The government doesn’t need to watch you to know exactly who you are. The market for data about our most intimate selves is booming.

Jul 2, 2022

See India conduct first flight of autonomous technology demonstrator SWiFT

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space, surveillance

A scientist with the Aeronautical Development Establishment told Defense News that the flight test of the aircraft — also referred to as the Stealth Wing Flying Testbed, or SWiFT — took place to demonstrate its of ability to take off, climb in altitude, cruise midair, navigate to waypoints, descend and land autonomously.

He noted that the next step is to develop a proven autonomous combat surveillance platform. The scientist spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

The 1-ton SWiFT platform is powered by a Russian NPO Saturn 36MT turbofan engine. The platform had completed taxi trials in September 2021.

Jul 2, 2022

Google blocked dozens of domains used by hack-for-hire groups

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, surveillance

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has blocked dozens of malicious domains and websites used by hack-for-hire groups in attacks targeting high-risk targets worldwide.

Unlike commercial surveillance vendors whose tools are deployed in attacks by clients, hack-for-hire operators are directly involved in attacks and are usually employed by a firm offering such services. In some cases, they can also be “freelance” threat actors.

They’re hired for their hacking skills by clients who lack them or who want to conceal their identity if the attacks are detected and investigated.

Jun 28, 2022

Startup Claims New Military Tech Can See Straight Through Walls

Posted by in categories: military, surveillance

An Israeli military technology startup called Camero-Tech has unveiled a radar-based device that it claims allows soldiers to literally “see through walls,” Insider reports, raising significant questions about surveillance and privacy.

The Xaver 1,000 is a futuristic gadget that can give intelligence units “an unprecedented situational awareness 3D visual picture,” according to the company’s website, and has the ability to detect “live objects (static or dynamic) behind walls and building obstacles.”

That means tactical teams could soon get a highly detailed picture of what’s going on behind a variety of obstructions, allowing them to prepare ahead of breaching urban environments.

Jun 28, 2022

Police in China Stalk Citizens With Surveillance That Predicts Future Crime

Posted by in categories: government, surveillance

Police in China are putting surveillance on the future with footage, data and patterns of residents and reporting troublemakers to the government.

Jun 24, 2022

Lockheed Martin lifts lid on Top Gun’s Darkstar hypersonic jet concept

Posted by in categories: military, surveillance

Lauded for its compelling action sequences and exhilarating portrayal of next-gen aerial dogfighting, Top Gun: Maverick has quickly become a monumental success at the box office. But the producers couldn’t have done it without leveraging the expertise of some of the world’s foremost experts in all things aerospace, and that includes tapping into the minds of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works engineers to craft their physics-bending Darkstar hypersonic jet.

Without wanting to give away any of the plot’s specifics, the Darkstar aircraft features early in the film as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (played by Tom Cruise) carries out his duties as a test pilot for the US Navy. The futuristic fighter jet is a jaw-dropping introduction to the hyperreal aesthetics of the film, but may also strike a familiar chord with aviation enthusiasts due to a likeness to one of history’s most revered aerial vehicles, the SR-71 Blackbird.

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Jun 22, 2022

Top Military Drones | Military Technologies and Weapons | Drones 2022

Posted by in categories: drones, Elon Musk, military, robotics/AI, surveillance

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You’re on PRO Robots and in this issue we’re going to talk about the best military drones of the 21st century. Today, more than 100 countries are developing military drones, constantly innovating to make them faster, more powerful and smarter. Drones are used for reconnaissance, surveillance, target detection, munitions delivery, and enemy strikes. The vehicles can fly autonomously or be operated by an operator, return to the base or play the role of a kamikaze. See an overview of the best military drones and trends in the development of combat drones in one video!

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Jun 20, 2022

Telegram is ‘not a secure platform,’ NATO-backed strategic comms chief warns

Posted by in categories: encryption, surveillance

Telegram, a leading encrypted messaging and social media application, has been compromised by Russia, according to a NATO-backed assessment.

“Telegram is not really as it used to be,” Janis Sarts, the director of NATO’s Strategic Communications Center of Excellence in Riga, Latvia, told the Washington Examiner. “I do have reasons to believe that there is not full integrity. … Certainly, I would not see it as a secure platform.”

The messaging service, founded in Dubai by a Russian tech titan who has clashed with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s surveillance apparatus, rocketed to global popularity in 2014 as one of the first applications to offer users the ability to communicate on an encrypted line. It proved valuable to Belarusian protesters who denounced President Alexander Lukashenko’s self-declared victory in a 2020 presidential election, but a warning about the program has begun to circulate among Western officials.

Jun 12, 2022

Minecraft players built a massive library for censored news

Posted by in categories: government, surveillance

Minecrafts’s Uncensored Library is exploiting a loophole in surveillance technology to sneak the news past government

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