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The Cozy Relationship Between Cops and a Drone Manufacturer

Drones are here to stay. The U.S. Military may have pioneered the art of using drones in a war zone, but America’s cops are pushing the tech on the homefront. From the Boston Dynamics dogs taking temperatures in Hawaii to quadcopters patrolling the skies, the cops are very interested in drone tech.


One of the big companies in the field is Skydio. It advertises itself directly to police officers and has cultivated relationships with departments across the country. This week on Cyber, host Matthew Gault and Motherboard Editor-in-Chief Jason Koebler discuss the close relationship between Skydio and America’s police.


Stories discussed in this episode:


When Police Do Marketing for Surveillance Tech Companies


World’s Richest Man Gets What He Wanted (Elon Musk Becomes King Shit of Turd Mountain)


Everything You Need to Know About Ring, Amazon’s Surveillance Camera Company


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CYBER: The Chess Scandal Involving Butt Plugs, AI, and Accusations of Cheating

Chess. Chess. Chess. You, the audience, quite literally asked for it. It’s the scandal that just won’t quit. On September 4 at a live Chess Tournament in St. Louis, chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen lost in a massive upset to young chess wiz Hans Niemann. This was not supposed to happen and almost immediately accusations and revelations about cheating have gotten wilder, involving AI driven cheating engines and buttplugs.Throughout it all, Motherboard editor-in-chief Jason Koebler has kept pushing the story, watching every moment, and now he’s got a big scoop.Stories discussed on this episode:‘I Can’t Believe It’: Magnus Carlsen Resigns After One Move in Chess Rematch With Hans NiemannMagnus Carlsen Finally Speaks on Chess Cheating Scandal, Sows Even More ChaosMagnus Carlsen: Hans Niemann ‘Has Cheated More—and More Recently—Than He Has Publicly Admitted’Chess Grandmaster Maxim Dlugy Admitted to Cheating on Chess.com, Emails ShowDid Hans Neimann Cheat at Chess With a Sex Toy? This Coder Is Attempting to Find Out.We’re recording CYBER live on Twitch. Watch live during the week. Follow us there to get alerts when we go live. We take questions from the audience and yours might just end up on the show. Subscribe to CYBER on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.Sign up for Motherboard’s daily newsletter for a regular dose of our original reporting, plus behind-the-scenes content about our biggest stories.