ABC News Australia: Drone journalism takes off →
Particularly interesting to me in this story is the description of the feeling of knowing you’re being watched by a military drone. Also, take note of Australian journalists using drones to fly over an immigration detention facility. — Matt Waite
Drones could soon be in the skies over Nebraska,... →
Drone lab founder Matt Waite and fellow University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher Vishal Singh talk about drones for Omaha TV station KETV.
Eye3 Done Officially Too Good To Be True →
I linked to the Kickstarter project before. This update show’s that was a mistake.
The Drone as Privacy Catalyst →
The development of American privacy law has been slow and uneven; the advancement of information technology has not. The result is a widening chasm between our collective and individual capacity to observe one another and the protections available to consumers and citizens under the law.
NYT: Drones Sets Sights on U.S. Skies →
But while businesses, and drone manufacturers especially, are celebrating the opening of the skies to these unmanned aerial vehicles, the law raises new worries about how much detail the drones will capture about lives down below — and what will be done with that information. Safety concerns like midair collisions and property damage on the ground are also an issue.
Onboard footage of the activist drone shootdown →
Here’s footage of the Broxton Bridge Plantation incident, both on-board and from the ground. Beginning at the 2-minute mark, five pops can be heard in the audio, presumably from small-arms fire. One of the microkopter’s rotors appears to slow and then stop functioning, at which point the drone enters a semi-controlled descent and impacts the ground.
Activists use drone to monitor hunting, hunters... →
I ask you: Is drone trespassing new legal ground or old ground viewed in new ways? Are drones a new form of trespassing or do old rules apply? Do property owners have the right to shoot down a drone over their property? Is there a legal argument to be made for the people who shot down this drone, who apparently knew it was going to be used for a purpose they disagreed with or even presumably felt...
Congress: FAA must open airspace to drones by 2015 →
An FAA budget bill awaiting the president’s signature requires the FAA to open the nation’s airways to drones by Sept. 30, 2015 and provide a plan on how to do that due nine months after the bill passes. From the story: The FAA is also required under the bill to provide military, commercial and privately-owned drones with expanded access to U.S. airspace currently reserved for manned...