The locations of tens of thousands of homeowners with Ring devices has been revealed through supposedly hidden data held by the doorbell company, it has emerged. Information on users' GPS positions that is supposed to be hidden, can be mined and plotted on sprawling maps, according to Gizmodo. Data on 65,800 people's individual posts on the crime-alert app, Neighbors, could be honed in and used plot the near-exact location of the Ring doorbell, it was revealed. Posts that go back as far as 500 days could still be collected on the network traffic of the app by a MIT PhD student, who was able to find the locations. Dan Calacci, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Media Lab, was able to scrape the Ring data and plot the thousands of device's locations. His research enabled him to compile a map showing every Ring video posted to the Neighbors app since 2017. Dan Calacci, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Media Lab was … [Read more...] about Sprawling maps reveals the locations of tens of thousands of homeowners who have Ring devices in the US, based on hidden coordinates, amid privacy fears over police access to the data
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A 48-year-old man has been arrested after a suspicious device was found near a polling station in Scotland.Lanarkshire police said they had detained a man after the device was found on the ground floor of a block of flats at in the early hours of today.A community room in the building was due to be used as a polling station.Since the discovery, voters were redirected to a nearby school.The non-viable device has been destroyed. Advertisement Chief Inspector Mark Leonard said: "Police in Motherwell have arrested a 48-year-old man in connection with a suspicious device found on the ground floor of Glen Tower flats, Motherwell around 1am on Thursday, 12 December, 2019."Enquiries are ongoing." More from UK NHS 'over-diagnosing' children having transgender treatment, former staff warn My child had gender dysphoria aged 11 - I'm overwhelmingly proud of his transition General Election 2019: Britons head to the polls in historic vote What Happened To Annie?: The CIA … [Read more...] about Man, 48, arrested after suspicious device found near polling station
What was supposed to be a dream holiday turned into a nightmare for Marie Browitt, who watched a volcano erupt moments after her family embarked on a tour of White Island. The Melbourne mum, husband Paul and their two daughters Krystal and Stephanie, were on board the Ovation of the Seas cruise ship before Monday's deadly blast. Friends said the working-class family had saved up for months to afford the 'cruise of a lifetime' and had been celebrating Krystal's 21st birthday. But their trip turned into a tragedy after Stephanie, Krystal and their father decided to visit the island, while their mum stayed behind on the ship. Krystal is now among the volcano victims who remains unaccounted for and her body is believed to be on the island. Krystal Browitt, 21, from Melbourne, had been on holiday with her family and was on a tour of White Island at the time of the deadly eruption on Monday Krystal remains missing and her body is believed to … [Read more...] about Family torn apart by the NZ volcano tragedy: Grieving mother ‘blames herself’ for staying on board a cruise ship as her husband and their two daughters explored White Island
A pilot and four German travellers miraculously survived New Zealand's volcano tragedy after their helicopter was blown off its launch pad during the eruption. Brian De Pauw and his passengers were walking on White Island near the beach when the volcano blew its top at 2.11pm on Monday. The group were forced to flee by boat as their chopper's rotors were destroyed when it thrown from its launch pad amid the explosion, New Zealand Herald reported. When he realised the helicopter couldn't fly, Mr De Pauw urged his passengers to seek safety in the water. Two followed his request and were unscathed, but the others suffered horrific burns. An haunting image of the destroyed chopper shows it slumped to the ground and covered in ash. Pilot Brian De Pauw and his passengers were walking on White Island near the beach when it erupted about 2.11pm on Monday. The group were forced to flee the by boat as their chopper's rotors were destroyed and it was … [Read more...] about Haunting photo of helicopter blasted off its launch pad and covered in ash reveals an incredible story of survival in the wake of the NZ volcano disaster
Russia responded on 5 January to an attack by a swarm of drones targeting a Russian airbase in north-western Syria and a naval station on the Mediterranean Sea. The multi-drone attack, which is suspected to have been launched by militants, is the first of its kind, representing a new threat from terrorist groups. The use of a swarm attack demonstrates a militant capability, which was previously limited to states, to simultaneously control and coordinate several commercial drones at one time using a GPS unit. This development may send viewers of the science-fiction series Black Mirror into hiding, but it should prompt professional militaries to double down on countermeasures, specifically the creation of electronic jamming tech. Swashbuckling drones operated by rebels and militants have been shoring up the frontlines of conflict internationally, in some cases braving the choppy waters off the coast of Yemen, and in others crowding the skies over Syria and Iraq. The Lebanese militant … [Read more...] about How do we thwart the latest terrorist threat: swarms of weaponised drones?