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(Wired)   Four years after it was revealed that US drone video feeds were broadcast in the clear and vulnerable to interception, most of them are now... still completely unencrypted   ( divider line
    More: Stupid, U.S., Reaper drones, AES, reapers, GPS signals, Danger Room, military officials, interceptions  
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3995 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Oct 2012 at 10:07 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-30 10:50:32 AM  
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So, obviously we're ok with them gaining access to the feeds.

Yes, enemy, we have this valley under constant surveillance as you can see. You don't want any of this.

Hey enemy, here's the cruise missile coming at your ass, see if you can dodge this even seeing it coming
2012-10-30 10:32:42 AM  
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vudukungfu: I'm surprised they can fly at all.

I....what? You're surprised that the most technologically advanced and well trained air force in the world can do what they're supposed to?

I'm looking at various military websites and trying to find some of these "crash sites" with "body bags" that you have apparently dealt with, but I'm having difficulty- the only non-combat deaths of air force personnel I can find publicly listed are things like people getting hit by cars on bases, crashing cars on/off bases, older guys having heart attacks/strokes, and one dude who apparently reacted really, really poorly to a panel of immunizations. Care to elaborate?

You also mentioned that you were never in a USAF craft, but have been to many of their "crash sites". I'm not in the military, but I had the distinct impression that very few civvies get invited in to military accident/crash/fatal failure scenarios, and the few that do are generally under contract to the AF, and as such, would get shuttled there by USAF transport. Your post gives me the impression that you're a civilian contractor who somehow gets to restricted-access military sites via civilian/commercial transport. Don't you see how unlikely that sounds from this side of the wall?

Furthermore, I can't see how someone with that kind of access could have such contempt for the organization they work for- granted, lots of grunts hate the military for various reasons, but a specialist contractor (crash investigator?) heaping scorn on his employer because he sees lots of crashes/accidents as part of his job? Wat?

Unless you're a "Naval Aviator" (in which case I can see you heaping scorn on another branch just because) a lot of this doesn't make sense. If you'd said "I don't ride on those planes because they're ancient" I'd believe every word you said, as I've heard the same thing from a number of friends who are airmen. (Tanker pilots).

Really dude, you're at a greater risk of getting t-boned in an intersection on your way to work every morning than ever being in any sort of air crash. By a number of orders of magnitude.
2012-10-30 10:15:38 AM  
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DroneTV? I'd probably watch it.
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