In some respects, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell’s announcement that his department had purchased and was planning to use drones (or as he prefers to call them, “unmanned aircraft systems”) was refreshing. It’s certainly better than the 2012 Compton fiasco, in which the department secretly deployed a spy plane over that city and recorded […]

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Sheriff’s homicide detectives showed up at the house first. Next came the drone. As detectives began investigating the fatal shooting of a Pala woman last week, two deputies flew the drone over the outdoor homicide scene, taking aerial photos and videos that would become evidence. The remote-controlled aircraft is one of four the Sheriff’s Department […]

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Jan. 25 (UPI) — A drone operator taking video over Slovakia ended up crashing the aircraft when a pigeon crashed into it and knocked it off balance. The drone video, recorded Dec. 30, shows an aerial view of a church and the surrounding town of Spisska Nova Ves. A flock of pigeons soon moves into […]

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SELFLY Camera a team of developers based in Boston Massachusetts, have created an innovative concept smartphone camera case that is capable of becoming a flying drone, equipped with a camera. Enabling users to obtain a new perspective when taking selfies in the future. The prototype smartphone drone case has taken to Kickstarter this week to […]

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Responding to concerns about the use of drones by law enforcement, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors asked the Inspector General’s office Tuesday to gather more information on unmanned aircrafts. Supervisor Hilda Solis requested that the Inspector General’s office work with the county’s newly formed Civilian Oversight Commission, and share their findings. The goal […]

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In a new threat to the West, the Islamic State on Tuesday debuted on social media a commercially available drone dropping small bombs with pinpoint accuracy onto Iraqi targets in and around Mosul. The new capability raises the specter that the Islamic State one day could attack urban areas from the air, not just on […]

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By JOANNE MARINER Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Congress is holding hearings tomorrow on the legality of the US government’s drone warfare program. Conducted by the National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the hearings will examine the CIA’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles – commonly known as […]

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