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Weeks after the US Army told personnel to immediately shelve all drones made by Chinese manufacturer DJI, citing unspecified “cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products,” the company has introduced a new “local data mode” for its apps.
“We are creating local data mode to address the needs of our enterprise customers, including public and private organizations that are using DJI technology to perform sensitive operations around the world,” company VP for Policy and Legal Affairs Brendan Schulman said in a press release, per TechCrunch.
DJI’s apps use the internet to update maps, restricted flight zones and other relevant data, as well as have an optional feature to sync with the company’s database to store flight data. The new local mode disables all of those features. It’s clear even by the company’s own admission the timing with the Army announcement is not a coincidence, though TechCrunch reported DJI says the local mode was in development for several months and was not originally spurred by US brass.
“We’re not responding to the Army, which has never explained its concerns to us,” DJI communications director for North America Adam Lisberg told TechCrunch. “. We announced it today because enterprise customers with serious data security have made clear they need something like this for a while, and the Army memo reinforced that concern for them.”
The military has declined to reveal the security vulnerabilities, presumably for operational security reasons—small drones like those manufactured by DJI are already in limited deployment with the US military, and are widely used by some guerilla forces that oppose them like ISIS extremists. DJI also says the Army has not clued them in.
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Just one day after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeastern Texas, historic flooding continued to wrack the city of Houston and surrounding areas.
According to CNN , authorities said they have rescued more than 1,000 people from the rising waters, with more than 24 inches of water falling on the Houston area in the past 24 hours as of 7:00am local time Sunday. The Washington Post reported the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Service is “calling for an additional 15-25 inches of rain over the middle and upper Texas coast, including the Houston area, during the next several days, with isolated amounts possibly reaching 40 inches.”
While the storm was reported to have killed at least one person as of Saturday, by Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reported the body count is suspected to have risen to five people.
Authorities urged residents to shelter in their residences, or even climb onto the roofs of their homes if they were flooding.
“I know for a fact this is the worst flood Houston has ever experienced,” National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Blood told the Chronicle .
Weeks after the US Army told personnel to immediately shelve all drones made by Chinese manufacturer DJI citing unspecified cyber vulnerabilities.
Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 275th installment in the series.
The French Army had long been simmering with discontent, which grew sharply during the horror of Verdun , reaching dangerous proportions before the Nivelle Offensive. A French officer, Henri Desagneaux, noted in his diary on April 4, 1917: “Many men get drunk. Morale is low. They are fed up with the war. Certain corps court-martial some men for desertion, theft, insolence, etc.; after condemnation (with reprieve in the majority of the cases) they are transferred to another corps. My company is infested with them.”
The mutinies began on April 17, 1917, when 17 men from the 108th Regiment abandoned their positions before an attack, and reached crisis proportions in early May, when the 2 nd Division refused to attack as ordered (although the soldiers remained in the trenches). According to some reports, the mutinies intensified following false rumors that French authorities planned to “decimate,” or kill every tenth man, from two regiments that refused to attack on the Aisne.
As the mutinies approached their climax in early June, rumors also circulated that the French Army high command was prepared to resort to extreme measures against troops that continued to refuse orders. On June 18, 1917, Desagneaux noted:
We have relieved here the 3 rd Artillery Company because they refused to march any more and the Bosches took advantages of this ill-feeling to recapture the terrain. Throughout the region, there is talk of nothing but mutinies, of troops refusing to relieve their comrades. Near Braisne, they have massed Moroccan and Algerian troops whose role will be to force the troops to go to the trenches if the need arises.
Just one day after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeastern Texas historic flooding continued to wrack the city of Houston and surrounding areas.
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