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Utah Couple Arrested Over ‘Peeping Tom’ Drone

Here’s one more thing you have to worry about: Drones sent by neighbors to spy on you in your home. Police arrested a Utah man with a history of voyeurism and his girlfriend on suspicion of flying a drone was spotted on area “patrols.” The drone videotaped people in their bathroom or bedrooms in the city of Orem, investigators said. One apparent target who spotted the tiny machine outside of his bathroom window chased it in his truck and grabbed it when it landed. He found several videos of people…

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Bill would prohibit drones flown over private property

HELENA – People who spoke in opposition to a bill that would limit where drones can fly said they were worried the legislation, if not amended, would prohibit the production of films and the use of aircraft by companies like railroads who use the technology to inspect their track. AT&T uses drones to inspect its wireless towers, company lobbyist Mark Baker told the Senate Judiciary Committee, which heard the bill Tuesday. “It’s a much safer approach than sending personnel up on the tower for initial review,” he said. Senate Bill…

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A talk with DJI about the state of the drone market

  The drone market is clearly expanding and DJI is at the forefront – Read their thoughts in our interview Michael Perry is the Director of Communication at drone market leader DJI, working with the media to better understand his company and how UAV technology is positively impacting our lives. He took time out of his busy schedule to sit down and respond to our questions about crowd funding, regulations, and more. Q. DJI is clearly the drone market leader in the unmanned vehicle space. There are, however, many new companies popping up as well…

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Protecting your privacy – Anti drone technology on the rise

As drones grow in popularity, so too does anti drone technology blickpixel / Pixabay We have shared articles in the past on UAV privacy systems, like this one from our contributors at Flyver on protecting your privacy from drones.   It is not a surprise to see a Japanese company, Alsok, working on anti drone technology for drones.   Japan, who has recently banned the use of drones in public parks, and who is reeling from the drone that landed on the Prime Minister’s office, is a bit on edge and…

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Drone Privacy Laws tightening up in New Zealand

As of August 1st, drone privacy laws will require hobbyist to get permission when flying over private property The New Zealand Herald ran this story about new drone privacy laws being enforced starting August 1st.  The article notes: “From August 1, new civil aviation rules will mean operators will need consent from a property owner before they fly over it. Existing rules allow anyone to operate a drone, as long as they observe simple safety precautions. These include flying below 120 metres, flying only during daylight, flying within line of sight and not…

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Drone Surveillance Flyver Explains How to Protect Your Privacy

Drone Surveillance is a growing concern Drones are a big thing right now. But they’re also relatively new to the masses. Drone surveillance is a major concern for many people. [Tweet “Drone surveillance is a major concern for many people”] As we’ve seen time and time again, people are prone to react violently to drones, because they are unfamiliar objects. Honestly, our reaction is not that different from that of ananimal and that’s perfectly normal. People want their privacy and with every new technology, some time needs to pass before we can establish how to ethically protect…

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Interview with Gretchen West of DroneDeploy

DroneDeploy is a disruptive technology. Literally anyone can now crop scout with a drone, and get actionable data in minutes. DroneDeploy Gretchen West is the Vice President of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs at DroneDeploy. We reached out to hear her thoughts on the drone industry. Q.  I know you are the Vice President of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs at DroneDeploy, could you share with our readers a bit about your job? Gretchen West DroneDeploy is a San Francisco-based start up that provides a software solution for real-time mapping and…

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