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DoD Seeks New Authority for Drone Countermeasures

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones) could be used by malicious actors to conduct unauthorized surveillance or to deliver hazardous payloads within the United States. But defending against such threats may violate the law as currently written. “Some of the … Continue reading

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“World’s first” small UAV beams 4G signal as a “flying cell tower”

On Monday, a VA-based tech firm, Fenix Group, Inc., partnered with Martin UAV, a company that produces “rugged utility drones,” to produce an under-55-lb unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of offering 4G cell service—an accomplishment it calls the “world’s first.” … Continue reading

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Peeping drones

As more and more personal drones circle our atmosphere, we need to be careful about protecting people’s right to privacy. Currently, drone-filmed pornography is entering the scene, and we need to make sure people aren’t being filmed without their 
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Facebook Preps to Fly Drones Above Its Home Base

A request with the FCC to test wireless networking tech is pending approval. Facebook is preparing to fly drones above its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The tech giant recently requested a “special temporary authority” from the Federal Communications Commission, … Continue reading

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