Drones

A drone prototype equiped with a GoPro camera. (Jean Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)

San Mateo-Based GoPro Reportedly Developing Its Own Line Of Consumer Drones

The drones are expected to hit the market late next year.

11/27/2014

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FAA Records Show Sharp Increase In Near Collisions Between Drones And Aircraft

There have been at least 25 near collisions over the last six months, and more than 175 incidents of drones seen near airports or in restricted airspace.

11/26/2014

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FAA Expected To Require Pilot License To Operate A Drone Under Strict New Regulations

The official rules for commercial drones are expected to be released by the end of the year, but according to one report, the FAA is expected to announce they will require operators to have a pilot license along with other restrictions.

11/24/2014

Amber Schadewald holds the quadcopter drone found outside her San Francisco Fulton St. home. (CBS)

NTSB Ruling Rattles America’s Fledgling Drone Industry

While the FAA is still considering how to regulate the commercial use of drones, NTSB is calling them aircraft, which could set a precedent…

11/19/2014

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Tiburon Police Chief Says Public Input Necessary On Implementing Surveillance Technology

Tiburon’s police chief said he believes cities and counties should include the public in any decision to place surveillance cameras on roadways or in public spaces.

11/17/2014

Surveillance Camera (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

11 Ways The Government Is Spying On You

You don’t have to read too far into the dystopian works of George Orwell’s 1984 or Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World before drawing up some similarities between fiction and real-world governments.

11/17/2014

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San Jose Police Hear Residents’ Concerns About Surveillance Drone

Reaction to the San Jose Police Department’s plans to use a drone ranged from outrage and rejection to measured support at a community meeting Wednesday where residents finally got a chance to sound off on the new technology after months of simmering anger about the secretive purchase.

11/13/2014

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ACLU Calls On Bay Area Cities To Get More Public Input On Use Of Drones, Surveillance Technology

This comes as San Jose is set to hold hearings about their new drone, which the police department purchased secretly earlier this year.

11/12/2014

Photo of a drone hovering outside the window of a resident of a San Jose high-rise. (CBS)

Downtown San Jose Condo Residents Unnerved By Peeping Drones, City May Crack Down

Elsvette Buenaventura just moved into her 10th floor condo in Downtown San Jose. But lately, the million-dollar view is as beautiful as it is unnerving.

11/07/2014

The Anura pocket-sized drone. (AeriCam)

San Francisco Drone Maker Unveils Smartphone-Controlled Drone That Folds Up Into Pocket Size

A San Francisco-based drone maker is set to unveil a device it calls a drone for the masses that can shoot video and fold up into the size and shape of a cellphone.

10/13/2014

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