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Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule

Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule

The FAA issued its first batch of rules for small commercial drones previous year, and further regulatory actions are expected to address such scenarios as flights over the uninvolved public and flights beyond an operator's line of sight. "A (drone) registration system is important to promote accountability and responsibility by users of the national airspace, and helps create a culture of safety that deters careless and reckless behavior", Wynne said in a statement.


Woman who spooked horses turns self in

Woman who spooked horses turns self in

Police say the spooked horses began backing up and struck an unoccupied vehicle. They say the person in the costume stopped and began making growling noises at the horses. Police say another witness reported seeing the suspect fleeing to the Cumberland Street garage, removing the costume and getting into a vehicle. Carriage driver Van Sturgeon said he learned the woman turned herself in and will face two charges, but said he did not know what those charges were.



Amazon's Echo Show is Alexa with a touchscreen

Amazon has been releasing new Echo products in quick succession over the past few months. With Echo Show customers can say, " Alexa , show the baby's room" and have the feed from an Internet connected camera, like Arlo , display on Echo Show .



How to protect yourself from ransomware attacks

Window XP, Windows Vista users are particularly at risk because some of these users might not have licensed version of the software, or might not have updated their computer. The one consistent thing here is that it is Microsoft Windows that is vulnerable - or, at least, out of date versions of the operating system. Microsoft says customers should exercise caution when opening mails from unknown persons.



WannaCry ransomware attacks 10 schools in Taiwan

Ryan O'Leary, vice president of WhiteHat Security's threat research center, points out that this weekend's hackers weren't asking for much, usually about $300. The problem is that once those vulnerabilities become public, they can be used by others. Experts say the spread of the virus had been stymied by a security researcher in the United Kingdom hackers have issued new versions of the virus that cyber security organizations are actively trying to counter and stamp out.



Vietnamese Gov't issues warnings against WannaCry ransomware ransomware

Educating users should come at the top of the list, said Prahlad. The tools behind the cyber attack allegedly belonged to the US National Security Agency. They used a stolen tool reportedly developed by the National Security Agency to exploit a hidden weakness in the Windows operating system and spread their ransomware far and wide.