February 2017

The government is undertaking a consultation exercise on drone regulation and Lord Ahmad said cross-government work had achieved progress in a number of areas, including trials to explore options for detecting and countering drones. Tory Lord Naseby said the threat of terrorism and the misuse of drones had “heightened” over the past year and called […]

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BEIRUT — A top al Qaeda official was killed over the weekend in a CIA drone strike, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin confirms. Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, al Qaeda’s second-in-command and once a close associate of Osama bin Laden, was killed in Syria’s war-torn Idlib province. News of al-Masri’s death was first reported by CNN. […]

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Photo Credit: P.S.Art-Design-Studio / Shutterstock The Trump Hotel in Washington is built inside the Old Post Office Building. Last time I visited the place, it was a tourist gallery, selling T-shirts, trinkets and ice cream. Now the tourist gallery has been transformed into a marble-clad, sparkly, luxury hotel. Instead of ice cream cones, there were […]

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Camera drone startup Lily Robotics filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday so it can conduct an orderly sale of its technology and pay refunds to customers. The company netted 61,450 pre-orders for its drone cameras, generating about $38.4 million, according to court papers. But it announced last month that it had been unable to find […]

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By Vince Sullivan Law360, Wilmington (February 28, 2017, 2:36 PM EST) — Drone camera maker Lily Robotics Inc. will move forward with a plan to issue refunds to customers who pre-ordered its drone camera and to secure a stalking horse bid for its intellectual property after a first-day bankruptcy hearing in Delaware on Tuesday. During […]

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The best approach for border security and immigration control is a layered strategy, experts tell Fox News. This harnesses artificial intelligence, aerial drones, biometrics and other sophisticated technologies in addition to existing or future fencing or walls along U.S. borders. Dr. Brandon Behlendorf, a noted border security expert and professor at the University of Albany, […]

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By Jeff Todd LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4) – Lone Tree police apprehended a man seen on surveillance video stealing from a high-end drone store. Sunday afternoon a well-dressed man was seen on video from multiple cameras stealing two cameras and an extra battery for the aircraft. (credit: CBS) “He stole three items. The value of […]

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The government is undertaking a consultation exercise on drone regulation and Lord Ahmad said cross-government work had achieved progress in a number of areas, including trials to explore options for detecting and countering drones. Tory Lord Naseby said the threat of terrorism and the misuse of drones had “heightened” over the past year and called […]

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A drone smashed through the window of a Manhattan apartment and landed just feet away from the woman who lives there, police said.  The 66-year-old resident wasn’t injured when the drone came crashing through the window of her 27th floor apartment on the East River, the New York Post first reported. She lives at 20 […]

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Camera drone startup Lily Robotics filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday so it can conduct an orderly sale of its technology and pay refunds to customers. The company netted 61,450 pre-orders for its drone cameras, generating about $38.4 million, according to court papers. But it announced last month that it had been unable to find […]

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By Jeff Todd LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4) – Lone Tree police apprehended a man seen on surveillance video stealing from a high-end drone store. Sunday afternoon a well-dressed man was seen on video from multiple cameras stealing two cameras and an extra battery for the aircraft. (credit: CBS) “He stole three items. The value of […]

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Militaries could face a new threat: swarms of cheap enemy drones, according to one of the nation’s counter-terrorism chiefs. “It is conceivable that some day soon we will see someone’s otherwise capable military security force penetrated, defeated or even overrun by such technologies,” Lt. Gen. Michael Nagata, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said at the recent […]

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2017) – A Kentucky bill that would require police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations unanimously passed the House last week. Rep. Diane St. Onge (R-Lakeside Park), Rep. Reginald Meeks (D-Louisville) and Rep. Sal Santoro (R-Florence) introduced House Bill 291 (HB291) on Feb. 10. The legislation […]

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