Canada’s busiest airports, railways, and maritime ports have partnered with border security agencies and corporations on a proposal to roll out facial recognition for travellers to the United States, with the goal of one day using the controversial technology to identify every traveller crossing the frontier. The Future Borders Coalition—a cross-border initiative of more than 60 industry groups and transport hubs including Toronto’s Pearson airport, Canadian National railway and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce—aims to use “next-generation biometrics, drone networks and smartphone apps” to process the movement of…

The Interior Department grounded its fleet over national security concerns. But other agencies are more worried about the impact of an all-out ban. Original article at nytimes.com

A tank that drives itself. A drone that picks its own targets. A machine gun with facial-recognition software. Sound like science fiction? Weapons powered by artificial intelligence are already here. Original article at nytimes.com

The British Civil Aviation Authority will allow the company to test several technologies that the United States has not permitted. Original article at nytimes.com

The company, DJI, said that it was still working out how to deal with the data the authorities request and that it could include data from flights in Hong Kong. Original article at nytimes.com

Former drone instructor Michael Haas would often sneak two quick bumps of bath salts in the mornings before he went to work at a military base outside Las Vegas The high was enough to get him through his 10-11 hour shift, after which he’d pull a bottle of Jack Daniels from his bag and take a few swigs on the walk home. No one said anything, because everyone drank for hours after work. Others did bath salts, too, or smoked synthetic marijuana — drugs that urine tests probably…

The transportation secretary wants the system in place by December, but some drone makers are concerned about the details, which will be determined by a task force. Original article at nytimes.com