Category: Drones

Could Amazon spy on your home? Tech giant’s plans for neighbourhood patrol drones spark fears they could be used to collect data Big Brother-style

Could Amazon spy on your home? Tech giant’s plans for neighbourhood patrol drones spark fears they could be used to collect data Big Brother-style

Diane Apen |The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon is considering launching drones that patrol neighbourhoods and could even call the police if they spot something amiss, according to a patent. The company may set up a subscription service for worried homeowners that means its delivery aircrafts fly overhead looking […]

Eight Firms to Further Develop Tech Platforms Under DHS Smart City Innovation Program

Eight Firms to Further Develop Tech Platforms Under DHS Smart City Innovation Program

Matthew Nelson | ExecutiveBiz | Source URL The Department of Homeland Security has selected eight companies to further develop unmanned aerial system, in-building sensor and communications technology prototypes under the second phase of the Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation Labs initiative. DHS said Wednesday its operational units, industry partners and first […]

Swarms of automated drones controlled by AI are set to patrol Europe’s borders using powerful sensors to detect threats and criminal activity under EU plan

Swarms of automated drones controlled by AI are set to patrol Europe’s borders using powerful sensors to detect threats and criminal activity under EU plan

Yuan Ren | The Daily Mail | Source URL Swarms of AI driven robots that can patrol borders from the land, sea and sky could soon be manning Europe’s borders.    A mass network of drones, land vehicles and water crafts is being developed into fully automated surveillance systems with the support […]

Local Police Receive DHS Grant for Drones to Use in Crime Search and Crowd Control

Local Police Receive DHS Grant for Drones to Use in Crime Search and Crowd Control

Nicholas West | Activist Post | Source URL Police departments around the U.S. continue doing their best to acquire drones for a range of uses. This move is buoyed by the fact that Homeland Security is funding their arrival into local communities. Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the latest to receive […]

Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

Mike Maharrey | Tenth Amendment Center | Source URL OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (March 4, 2019) – Last Tuesday, an Oklahoma Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would limit the warrantless use of stingray devices to track people’s location and sweep up electronic communications and more broadly protect the privacy of electronic […]

New Mexico Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

New Mexico Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

Mike Maharrey | Tenth Amendment Center | Source URL | PDF – SB199 SANTA FE, N.M. (Jan. 24, 2019) – Today, the New Mexico Senate unanimously passed a bill that would limit the warrantless use of stingray devices to track people’s location and sweep up electronic communications, and more broadly protect […]

Drone, ‘blocker vehicles’ part of Times Square New Year’s Eve security plans, NYPD says

Drone, ‘blocker vehicles’ part of Times Square New Year’s Eve security plans, NYPD says

Matthew Chayes | AMNY | Source URL An NYPD drone will be up as the ball drops. For the first time in the 111-year history of the celebratory New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square, the police will fly an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the crowd, which could reach 2 […]

Bloomberg’s role-playing workshops convince the public to accept self-guided police drones equipped with microphones

Mass Private I | Source URL Bloomberg is spending six million dollars on a “Mayors Challenge” that will put microphones in police drones. According to an article in WPFL 89.3, Bloomberg Philanthropies wants the Louisville Kentucky Police Department to send out self-guided aerial drones equipped with ShotSpotter microphones across the […]