Tag Archives: Surveillance

Lawmaker seeks weapons ban on crowd-watching drones

Law enforcement could use drones to monitor large crowds for safety and security, but the unmanned devices couldn’t be equipped to fire on crowds, under a proposal filed Thursday by Sen. Darryl Rouson, D- Tampa. Rouson’s proposal (SB 132) creates … Continue reading

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Israeli drone could revolutionize US farm production

Elbit Systems, the listed Israeli defense group, is set to revolutionize the US agriculture industry through its Fargo, North Dakota, pilot program that uses a military-grade unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for crop surveillance. The program, spearheaded by North Dakota Governor … Continue reading

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New York City Police Department unveils new drone system

The nation’s largest police force has unveiled a fleet of drones that will be used in hostage situations and search and rescue operations, but a civil rights group worries the drones might be used to invade privacy. The New York … Continue reading

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Hartford, Conn., Wants Oversight of Police Drones, Other Tech

City leaders are reviewing a proposal that would outline new rules for agencies around surveillance methods, including unmanned aerial devices, license plate readers, body cameras and other tools … http://www.govtech.com/policy/Hartford-Conn-Wants-Oversight-of-Police-Drones-Other-Tech.html GovTech.com | Nov. 13, 2018

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