Category Archives: Drones

EFF: Does the Government Really Need this Much Power to Deal with an Attack of the Drones?

EFF: Does the Government Really Need this Much Power to Deal with an Attack of the Drones? by India McKinney and Andrew Crocker

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The Atlantic: Drone Cops Take Flight in Los Angeles

The Atlantic: Drone Cops Take Flight in Los Angeles by Geoff Manaugh: The L.A. County Sheriff has deployed a quadcopter drone for rescue and reconnaissance. But will the public accept that these aerial officers come in peace?

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Time Magazine: Drones

Time Magazine: Drones

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Chicago Reader: Groups fight huge expansion of police drone monitoring of protests

Chicago Reader: Groups fight huge expansion of police drone monitoring of protests by Freddy Martinez: Civil liberties groups are pushing back against proposed legislation in Illinois that would allow police to dramatically expand the use of drones to monitor large … Continue reading

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NYLJ: Swarms of Drones: Collecting Data and Delivering Potential Liabilities

NYLJ: Swarms of Drones: Collecting Data and Delivering Potential Liabilities by Paul B. Keller:

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California Lawyer: Drone Searches: A New Frontier for the Fourth Amendment

California Lawyer: Drone Searches: A New Frontier for the Fourth Amendment By Kevin Moon and Brandon Franklin: The use of drones spurs reassessment of time-honored privacy concerns.

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Cato: LAPD Drones Threaten Privacy

Cato: LAPD Drones Threaten Privacy by Matthew Feeney:

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The Economist: More police departments and other first-responders are using drones

The Economist: More police departments and other first-responders are using drones

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Boston Globe: Should Massachusetts require police to obtain search warrants to use drones for investigations?

Boston Globe: Should Massachusetts require police to obtain search warrants to use drones for investigations? by Bradley H. Jones Jr., Massachusetts House minority leader, North Reading Republican:

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Bloomberg: Police Push Tracking for Civilian Drones

Bloomberg: Police Push Tracking for Civilian Drones by Alan Levin:

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Delaware News Journal: Drones finding different ways to help public safety

Delaware News Journal: Drones finding different ways to help public safety by Esteban Parra: “In the future, drones will likely provide routine automated supplemental patrol functions by following an algorithm to take off, patrol a specific area, and return to … Continue reading

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The Guardian: Drone complaints soar as concerns grow over snooping

The Guardian: Drone complaints soar as concerns grow over snooping by Haroon Siddique: Complaints to police include claims of burglary ‘scoping’, mid-air near-misses and the smuggling of contraband into prisons.

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