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More great drone applications – May edition

  Our friends at Flyver once again took time to identify some of the cool drone applications they came across in May FirmBee / Pixabay There are too many drone applications to identify them all, even all of the most amazing of the month.  However, our friends at Flyver again take time out of their busy schedules to identify a few of their favorites. 1. Runway Fashion Models Leave it to silicon valley to turn an elitist industry on its head. At Silicon Valley Fashion Week this month, drones were…

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San Jose Police Drone Usage: Commission to endorse one-year pilot

This would mark an interesting step forward for the use of drones by law enforcement.  San Jose Police Drone Usage, if handled responsibly, and within the scope of existing surveillance laws, is something we  would endorse and applaud. Read more of the story originally reported by the San Jose Mercury News. “SAN JOSE — The use of a police drone in San Jose took a significant step toward reality this week with the release of a report by the city’s neighborhoods commission that endorses a one-year pilot program for the…

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Law enforcement drone usage limited in North Dakota

We will continue to see these laws passed throughout the United States in 2015 that seek to limit law enforcement drone usage.  We had already reported that the city of Berkeley said no to police usage but we expect cities and states to follow this trend as governments at all levels are trying to quickly wrap their heads around the technology. The Grand Forks Herald reports: “The North Dakota Senate passed legislation Thursday to place limits on law enforcement’s use of unmanned aerial systems for surveillance despite concerns that it would impede…

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Berkeley Council: No police drones for 1 year

Police drones Hans / Pixabay Police drones are a hotly debated topic.  See this article, originally published on Berkeleyside. The Berkeley City Council voted last week to enact a one-year moratorium on the use or acquisition of drones by the Berkeley Police Department. The Feb. 24 vote came despite the fact that the department had no plans to get or use a drone. “We don’t own a drone. We have no budget for drones. We have no plan to buy a drone,” said Police Chief Michael Meehan on Friday. “It’s not on our radar.”…

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