Daily Archive: November 18, 2016

China’s Environmental Challenges: Under the Dome with No Way Out?

Introduction Four decades of rapid economic growth in China has come at a huge price to the environment, from smog-ridden skies to contaminated rivers, toxic soils and “cancer villages”. These increasingly intolerable costs have emerged as a major source of social unrest in recent years. Premier Li Keqiang acknowledged this in his opening address to the National People’s Congress (NPC)...

Snapchat’s New Video-Recording ‘Spectacles’ Raise Spying Concerns

Snapchat’s new video specs are going like hotcakes, showing promising signs it won’t be another Google Glass-like disappointment. Yet, amid the Spectacles hype, privacy breach concerns seem to be underestimated. It has been a full week since Snapchat-maker Snap, Inc. started selling its brand new $129 Spectacles from a vending machine – Snapbots – in Venice, California, right outside the...

US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – November 18, 2016

This is the newst update of the ‘U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map’ exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups on a weekly basis. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map.   Carrier strike group (CSG) is an...

Israel Sends 3 Missiles to Intercept Intruder Drone from Syria… Unsuccessfully

An unidentified unmanned aircraft violated Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights on Sunday. Neither two Patriot missiles, nor one air-to-air missile fired from an Israeli fighter reportedly managed to take down the mystery UAV that retreated into Syria. The drone was reportedly spotted by Israeli air defenses as it was approaching Israeli airspace. “Moments ago two Patriot air defense missiles...