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dotJS 2017: Getting Data From The Sky

by Thomas Watson

Published December 1, 2017 in Programming

Commercial airplanes continuously transmit data packages via radio while flying. The protocol is unencrypted and is what allows public flight tracking websites to operate. In this talk you'll learn how a cheap $10 USB DVB-T/FM radio dongle off Amazon can be hacked to receive these signals live and directly in JavaScript.