Morning Security Brief: Drug Cartels, Chinese Hacking, and Drones

By Sherry Harowitz

► As the United States tightens security at the border, Mexican drug cartels are having to get creative about how they smuggle drugs across the border. A TIME article looks at some new tactics, such as the use of cannons to shoot drugs across the border.

► The Chinese hacking group accused of attacking U.S. interests and said to have ties to the Chinese government continues its activities, according to an MIT article. While some groups that get discovered change tactics or go quiet, according to the article, this group may be taking a more brazen approach.

► "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has customized its Predator drones, originally built for overseas military operations, to carry out at-home surveillance tasks that have civil libertarians worried: identifying civilians carrying guns and tracking their cell phones, government documents show," reports CNET.



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