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Rare footage of never-before-seen Amazon tribe filmed by drone

Rare footage of never-before-seen Amazon tribe filmed by drone

World
Deep in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, in a part seemingly unmarred by civilization, lives a secluded tribe. Its people have lived quiet, unobtrusive lives, hidden from the eyes of the world for centuries -- until now, when researchers managed to capture them on camera for what is believed to be the first time ever. Brazil’s agency for indigenous affairs, Funai, this week released video of several members of the tribe walking across a clearing in Vale do Javari, an indigenous territory in the state of Amazonas. The video was captured by a drone last year and gives a rare glimpse into the existence of the isolated tribe. “These images have the power to make society and the government reflect on the importance of protecting these groups,” Funai's president Wallace Bas...
Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant

Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant

Technology
Greenpeace activists say they have crashed two remote-controlled aircraft — a drone and a tiny radio-controlled plane — into a French nuclear plant to highlight the lack of security around the facility. The drone, which was decorated like a miniature Superman, slammed into the tower in Bugey, 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the eastern city of Lyon, according to a Greenpeace video Tuesday. A short time later, the group released a video showing a small remote-controlled plane heading to a crash at the same wall. The environmental group says the aircraft were harmless but showed the lax nuclear security in France, which uses atomic power for about 75 percent of its energy needs. Last week 19 Greenpeace activists were handed suspended sentences for breaking into another nuclear pl...
How e-commerce with drone delivery is taking flight in China

How e-commerce with drone delivery is taking flight in China

Finance
LATE on a Monday morning the village of Zhangwei is quiet. Chickens scratch and cluck at the side of the road. Workers use wooden spades to spread grain on the highway to dry, using half its width so that traffic can still pass on the other side. Yet at the community centre at the village’s heart, two objects hint at a feat of ultra-modern logistics about to unfold: a circle of green astroturf laid down in the central courtyard, and a billboard on the front of the building bearing the logo of JD.com, China’s second-largest online retailer.A low whirr breaks the stillness as a spiky dot appears on the horizon. The drone arrives overhead with a roar, hovers for a moment, then lowers itself towards the green circle like a mantis, three sets of propellers churning the air into whor...
Israel strikes Syria, downs Iranian drone, as F-16 crashes

Israel strikes Syria, downs Iranian drone, as F-16 crashes

World
In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before one of its own jets was downed. The sudden escalation offers what could be a harbinger of what lies ahead as the Syrian fighting winds down and an emboldened Iran establishes a military presence that Israel vows it will never accept. Israel has issued several stern warnings of late about the increased Iranian involvement along its border in Syria and Lebanon. The Israeli Cabinet just held a meeting near the Syrian border to highlight the new threats, which it attributes to Iran's growing confidence given the success of the government of Bashar Assad in the Syrian civil war thanks to their support. Is...
Drone maker DJI in cyber-security row over bug bounty

Drone maker DJI in cyber-security row over bug bounty

Technology
Drone maker DJI has accused a cyber-security researcher of hacking its servers.Kevin Finisterre claims that he accessed confidential customer data after finding a private key publicly posted on code-sharing site Github.He approached the firm, which offers a "bug bounty" reward of up to $ 30,000 (£23,000) for security weaknesses discovered in its systems.DJI said the server access was "unauthorised".The data Mr Finisterre was able to see included "unencrypted flight logs, passports, drivers licences and identification cards", he said.Despite initially offering him the money, in a statement DJI has now accused Mr Finisterre of refusing to agree to the terms of its bug bounty programme "which are designed to protect confidential data and allow time for analysis and resolution of a vulnerabili