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Senate Bill Could Grant Homeland Security Power to Seize and Destroy Your Personal Drone

There’s a new Senate bill in town which would grant the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) greater power to seize, destroy, research, and surveil unmanned aerial vehicles in U.S. airspace. According to Gizmodo, DHS deputy general counsel Hayley Chang testified … Continue reading

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Experts Say Drones Pose a National Security Threat — and We Aren’t Ready

Last fourth of July, as fireworks burst across the night sky near the Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville, S.C., convicted kidnapper Jimmy Causey tucked a lifelike dummy into his bed, sneaked out of his prison cell and completed a daring … Continue reading

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White House: Is it OK to hijack, shoot down, or snoop on drones?

The Trump administration wants US Congress to extend the military’s drone-downing powers to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, even as it backs broader commercial deployment for unmanned aircraft. The proposed rules, obtained by the Washington … Continue reading

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Drone came within 50 feet of hitting a MH-65 Dolphin Coast Guard helicopter

According to the Coast Guard, the aircrew flying an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter came within 50 feet of hitting a drone in Port Angeles last Saturday. At the time of the near-miss with the recreational drone, the crew was 300 feet … Continue reading

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