Tag: United States

US Navy’s Energy Weapon Gets First “Kill,” Shoots Iranian Drone

US Navy’s Energy Weapon Gets First “Kill,” Shoots Iranian Drone

Futurism | Source URL Firing Back In June, Iran’s military shot down one of the U.S. Navy’s $130 million Global Hawk drones, claiming it had veered out of international airspace and into the nation’s territory. Now, the U.S. Navy has returned the favor, using a new directed-energy weapon to disable an Iranian […]

A US Navy ship used a new drone-defense system to take down an Iranian drone

A US Navy ship used a new drone-defense system to take down an Iranian drone

Andrew Liptak | The Verge | Source URL On Thursday, a US Navy ship in the Persian Gulf reportedly used a new, anti-drone system to take down an Iranian drone that came within a thousand yards, according to Military.com. In a statement, the Department of Defense confirmed that the USS Boxer was […]

Retailers Are Judging Consumers By Using Secret “Surveillance Scores”

Retailers Are Judging Consumers By Using Secret “Surveillance Scores”

Victor Tangermann | Futurism | Source URL Surveillance Scoring China isn’t the only country with a draconian “social credit score” system — there’s one quite a bit like it operating in the U.S. Except that it’s being run by American businesses, not the government. There’s plenty of evidence that retailers […]