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US Government Tied in Legal Knot Over Drone Countermeasures at Nuclear Sites

The Pentagon, the Department of Energy and other government entities are all concerned about the threat commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) could pose to nuclear sites, but a tangle of legal issues means a solution is still a ways off. … Continue reading

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Drone problem may not be as bad as everyone thinks

A new report suggests that drone pilots are now flying more responsibly amid heightened public concerns over the dangers of the unmanned aerial vehicles. The Academy of Model Aeronautics analyzed FAA data and found that even as drone sales surge, … Continue reading

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Johns Hopkins Team Makes Hobby Drones Crash to Expose Design Flaws

Sales of drones—small flying machines equipped with cameras—are soaring. But new research by a Johns Hopkins computer security team has raised concerns about how easily hackers could cause these robotic devices to ignore their human controllers and land or, more … Continue reading

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Senate passes bill that would boost airport security

“The Senate approved a bipartisan aviation policy bill Tuesday that would boost airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers and help speed the introduction of package-delivery drones. The bill, passed on a vote of 95-3, would also extend the … Continue reading

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