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Police Push Tracking for Civilian Drones

At a recent apartment blaze in Oakland, California, a sheriff deputy directing firefighters with a drone-mounted video camera encountered a new …

Alameda County

New Pentagon Policy Allows Military to Shoot Down Consumer Drones Near Bases

To paraphrase the famous Jedi knight Yoda: begun they have, the drone wars.<p>The US military can now shoot down consumer drones it considers a threat …

US military to shoot down consumer drones

<b>The Pentagon has given US military bases permission to shoot down or otherwise destroy consumer drones flying overhead and nearby.</b><p>A spokesman revealed that guidance was issued on 4 August.<p>He said the exact terms of the policy were classified.<p>The move comes days after the US Army ordered its own …

Drones

The Army Grounds Its DJI Drones Over Security Concerns

The US Army has increasingly used small consumer drones in the field, purchasing them as needed from consumer manufacturers like the well-known …

5 ways drones will automate our future

Technology stands ready to change our world more completely than perhaps we’re ready for — and drones may well lead the charge.<p>Don’t be fooled by the drones you can buy today. Many of them are little more than glorified toys for adults. If you’re interested in drones, but you’ve been holding out, …