Level With Me

“The suspects had backpacked the drones to the area in anticipation of the FBI’s arrival. Not only did they buzz the hostage rescue team, they also kept a continuous eye on the agents, feeding video to the group’s other members via YouTube.” Defense One reports on a criminal gang that used a drone swarm to obstruct an FBI hostage raid. The use of drones by criminals is not unique to this case, and neither is the use of various technologies by those up to no good. One of the big challenges facing law enforcement (locally) and America (globally) is that technological advances — from cyber-attacks to other new weapons of war — are quickly leveling the playing field.

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