Security Platforms

Opinion: Concealed protection is the future of public security

By Martin Cronin, CEO of PatriotOne Technologies If you’re a follower of security theatre, you know that the American stage in 2018 has had a compelling season so far. Police in several American cities wore riot gear while white supremacists and counter-protestors marched in the streets. Schools, shaken by two consecutive shootings at public high

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As new drone law passes, drone hunting technology takes flight

By Jared Shelly When Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addressed a crowd in Caracas this summer, ground cover was ample. Soldiers in tight formations surrounded the leader, along with a coterie of bodyguards. But as he spoke, Maduro’s eyes lifted to see a small drown fly over the crowd and explode. Soldiers scattered and security scrambled

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President Trump is texting you. Keep your read receipts on.

By Amanda Field If you’re a cell-phone-toting American—and most of us are—you likely received this “Presidential Alert” text on Wednesday: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” Publicized as a direct message from President Trump to your cell phone, the text was in fact sent by FEMA

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Is body screening the future of transit security?

By Jared Shelly Imagine walking through a busy train station. You work your way through the crowds, buy a coffee, and finally get to the platform. You didn’t arrive an hour early, remove your shoes, or have your bag scanned — but that didn’t stop a team of security professionals from screening you for weapons

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Book Review: When robots go to war

By Mark Wolverton In the 1970 science fiction film “Colossus: The Forbin Project,” the United States decides to turn over control of its strategic arsenal to Colossus, a massive supercomputer. Big mistake. Almost immediately it becomes clear that, as its creator Dr. Charles Forbin says, “Colossus is built even better than we thought.” In fact, it’s

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