Posted November 14, 2018 06:37:27 Photo: DJI are recognised as the global leader in drone making technology. (ABC News: Andrew O’Connor) The world’s largest drone manufacturer has had to patch a security vulnerability that left users’ photos, videos, and data wide open to hackers. Chinese drone giant Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) commands more than 70 per […]

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Family members said Monday they were the ones who found missing Kendrick McArthur dead inside his vehicle this weekend after forming a search party and using a drone to pinpoint his vehicle in the woods. McArthur, 42, the father of two children, had been shot and missing since Oct. 28.  Two Fayetteville men are charged in connection with his […]

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MORAVIA, Czech Republic — A group of bicyclists were filming a nearby drone when they realized the flying machine was stealing one of their bikes. The cyclists had just climbed a tower in Hustopece, Moravia, Czech Republic and saw the drone flying over their bikes, which they had left lying on the grass below. In […]

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Hartford Police Chief David Rosado is questioning a city council proposal to oversee the use of drones and other technology by law enforcement. With police planning to deploy drones throughout Hartford neighborhoods, the council wants a say over what equipment, monitoring and data retention officers use. Under a proposal that the American Civil Liberties Union […]

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HIGHLAND PARK, IL — Highland Park police want a drone to help first responders during search and rescue and missing person operations. Drones can also be used for emergency supply drops, thermal imaging and “identifying hazards in exigent circumstances,” Chief Lou Jogmen said in a memo to the City Council. Jogmen recommended the city gets […]

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When telling the truth is a revolutionary act, journalists and whistleblowers are targets. When politicians attack freedom of speech, media becomes weaponized. And here we are. How ironic that the government of Turkish President Erdoğan is postured as truth-leaker in the apparent gruesome murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Turkey is the leading per-capita […]

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China apparently possesses a jet-propelled unmanned aerial vehicle that’s suitable for tests aboard a future, catapult-equipped aircraft carrier.   The development means Beijing in theory could rapidly deploy fast drones aboard a planned class of large carriers, once the new vessels commission into service in the mid-2020s. The Tian Ying drone, a product of the […]

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Police have warned drone owners to stick to the law after a drone was spotted flying over a north-east football club’s game. Montrose played Arbroath in a derby clash at Gayfield Park on Saturday and match officials considered halting the game because of the drone. Now, police have urged people operating drones to be careful. […]

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You’ll remember that a couple of years ago Zero Zero Robotics launched the Hover Camera Passport, a drone that looked to be the solution to all those stories of people flying indoors to get a selfie and ending up with fingers missing. The drone got so much attention that Apple started selling it exclusively in its stores. […]

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