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  • DJI, one of the biggest drone companies on the planet, is adding an offline mode to its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) amidst recent cyber-vulnerability controversies that led the Pentagon to ban any and all DJI-related equipment from use by the U.S. Army. In a clear move to assuage fears and retain their image of reliability and security, the company hopes this decision will keep consumers—and entities such as the U.S. Army—from jumping ship.We first learned of the aforementioned ban from sUASnews when it obtained a memo from the U.S. Army. At that time, it wasn't clear what DJI's next move would be. The memo stated that "due to increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products, it is directed that the U.S. Army halt use of all DJI products." This latest development on DJI's part is a logical step in the right direction, as any drone that isn't uploading or receiving data to the internet should allow users such as the U.S. Army to breathe ..

    DJI Adds Offline Mode Amidst Cyber-Vulnerability Controversy

    DJI, one of the biggest drone companies on the planet, is adding an offline mode to its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) amidst recent cyber-vulnerability controversies that led the Pentagon to ban any and all DJI-related equipment from use by the U.S. Army. In a clear move to assuage fears and retain their image of reliability and security, the company hopes this decision will keep consumers—and entities such as the U.S. Army—from jumping ship.We first learned of the aforementioned ban from sUASnews when it obtained a memo from the U.S. Army. At that time, it wasn't clear what DJI's next move would be. The memo stated that "due to increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products, it is directed that the U.S. Army halt use of all DJI products." This latest development on DJI's part is a logical step in the right direction, as any drone that isn't uploading or receiving data to the internet should allow users such as the U.S. Army to breathe ..
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