College students hijack domestic drone, obviously

Here's a story all but guaranteed to make you feel safe: a group of college students managed to hijack a domestic drone. But don't worry, they had a whole bunch of equipment from a store that most civilians have never heard of: Radio Shack.

Under the watchful eyes of the Department of Homeland Security, a group of students from the University of Texas at Austin's Radionavigation Laboratory used less than $1,000 worth of equipment from Radio Shack to control a drone. They made a dummy GPS controller, aimed it at the drone and took control.

As drones become more ubiquitous, both militarily and in policing, this creates a number of obvious concerns over misuse.

Not to mention this year saw the first American citizen to be arrested thanks to a drone: North Dakota resident Rodney Brossart refused to return six cows that wandered onto his property and allegedly chased police off his property with a rifle. The drone caught this all.

Oh, technology!

Via Winnipeg Sun

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