April 2016

The United States (US) has moved surveillance drones into the skies over Libya to gather intelligence and get a better picture of what’s going on in case additional military strikes against Islamic State militants are authorised. The top US military officer told a Senate committee on Thursday that the Pentagon has shifted assets to Libya, […]

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Discover the world from any angle with the Chroma HD Camera Drone by Blade. East to fly and control, this drone features a built in 16 megapixel 1080p HD camera to capture the clearest footage from your flight. Complete with a 6300 mAh battery for flights up to half an hour, you can use the […]

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Drones have made aerial photography and videography more accessible than ever before, but getting professional-looking shots is still fairly tricky. Unless you’ve had years of practice, it’s pretty difficult to fly a drone and control a camera at the same time. That’s where the Solo comes in. 3DRobotics designed this $800 bird specifically for shooting […]

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by Nick Castele Anyone flying drones in Cleveland could face minor misdemeanor charges if they don’t first register the devices with the Federal Aviation Administration.  And flying within five miles of an airport could also carry city penalties, unless drone operators clear the flight with the FAA first. That’s under an ordinance that passed Cleveland […]

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Police in Paris are looking to buy drones to carry out crowd surveillance, according to a tender released by the prefecture last month. The document shows that police are seeking to acquire hexacopter drones to carry out “low altitude aerial surveillance” on outdoor crowds, presumably in an effort to tighten security ahead of the UEFA Euro […]

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Following an evaluation of a classified affidavit by the agency, the appeals court upheld a grant of summary judgment to the CIA. Earlier, CIA had declined for the verification of the records sought by the ACLU. As per the appeals court, “The affidavit “amply demonstrates” that the undisclosed information pertains to intelligence activities and foreign […]

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If just saying the word “drone” makes your eyes light up and your lips involuntarily whisper, “I want one,” you’re living in the right times. These small, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), as the Federal Aviation Administration calls them, are undoubtedly the latest in must-have tech. But holy kid-in-a-candy-store, Batman, why did the market saturate itself […]

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A lawmaker argues the Coast Guard needs it own drone fleet for dedicated surveillance missions, like tracking drug-runners. One aircraft they assessed was the MQ-8 Fire Scout, seen here aboard the littoral combat ship Fort Worth in 2015.(Photo: MC2 Joe Bishop/Navy) When it comes to tracking and stopping illegal activity like narcotics smuggling, the Coast […]

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2016) – A California bill that would restrict warrantless drone surveillance by state and local law enforcement unanimously passed a second Assembly committee last week. If ultimately signed into law, the legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. […]

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Drone use is becoming increasingly popular not only for private citizens, but some law enforcement agencies as well.  Police are starting to use drones for aerial footage of crime scenes, accidents and even the hunt for fugitives on the run. Contrary to popular belief, the Houston Police Officers’ Union President Ray Hunt… read more at: […]

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