The U.S. government wants to be able to track and destroy drones

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The Trump administration released a draft drone bill as they struggle to keep up with drone technology. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. The Trump administration released a draft drone bill as they struggle to keep up with drone technology.


A hacker tried selling stolen military drone documents for $200

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Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future recently released a report about one of its more interesting findings. While scouring the hacker forums on the dark web, the firm's analysts discovered someone selling MQ-9 Reaper drone documents -- maintenance books, training guides, and a list of airmen assigned to the military drone. The hacker was looking for $150-200 for the documentation. SEE ALSO: Hackers steal $23.5 million from cryptocurrency exchange Bancor That may seem a strangely low asking price, and according to Andrei Barysevich, a Recorded Future analyst, it is. The hacker was advertising the documents as classified information, but while they are only made available to military and its contractors, they aren't classified.


As of today, it's finally legal to fly drones commercially

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For years, American businesses have been clamoring for the government to roll out a set of regulations for drone technology so that the companies can legally start using them for everything from agriculture to filmmaking to delivering packages. On Monday, an important set of federal drone rules finally took effect across the country -- making it possible for firms to start using drones in a limited manner. Over time, the government will write other rules that will enable the use of commercial drones even more widely. But for now, this marks a huge milestone for the industry, one that's likely to lead to big changes for business and the economy. Here's what you need to know to get up to speed: Most important are the big limitations.


Islamic State found using explosive drones

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The so-called Islamic State is now taking bombs to the skies. When the forces examined the drone, it blew up. The agency warned local law enforcement of the emerging threat that drones pose. While Islamic State fighters have long used hobby drones to conduct reconnaissance, last week's incident is thought to be the first "kamikaze"-style explosive drone attack by the Islamic State. Two similar attacks last month prompted US commanders on the ground to warn of the dangers of flying drone bombs.


Get this tiny drone on sale for less than $60

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Over the past few years, drones have become the "it" gadget -- and for good reason. "Kids" (and kids at heart) love to steer a high-tech hovercraft, while photographers can capture selfies and breath-taking aerial shots. The only problem is that most drones are overpriced and unnecessarily large. If you're trying to keep the fact that you still play with toys under wraps, carrying around a giant $500 drone is probably not the best look. That's where SKEYE's Mini Drone comes in for the save.