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The Trump Administration Wants a Backdoor Into Your Drone

Vincent Truchseß Backdoor, June 30, 2016 At Drone Universities, we try to avoid politics; everyone has an opinion, and not everyone can be right at the same time. That being said, every once in a while a story merits discussion even if I would file it under a political heading. The Trump administration [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:31-08:00June 2nd, 2017|Activism, Drones|Comments Off on The Trump Administration Wants a Backdoor Into Your Drone

San Diego, California Takes a Reasonable Stance On Drones

In positive drone news, San Diego, California, has decided to take a reasonable stance on drones and their operation within city limits. San Diego officials say the city’s proposed drone regulations strike a proper balance between boosting safety and respecting the rights of hobbyists, but a group of critics is calling the proposed rules irresponsibly [...]

By |2017-04-12T12:48:21-08:00April 12th, 2017|Activism, Drone Law, Drones, FAA|Comments Off on San Diego, California Takes a Reasonable Stance On Drones

Using Drones To Help HIV Infected Children In Africa

In Malawi, you can find one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world. Sadly, many of the infected are children. According to Lily Kuo of Quartz, "Only half of the 130,000 youth living with HIV were being treated in 2014. That year, 10,000 children died from HIV-related diseases." UNICEF, working with the government of Malawi, [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:44-08:00March 22nd, 2016|Activism, Drone Delivery, Drone Services, Drone Technology, Drones, Health|Comments Off on Using Drones To Help HIV Infected Children In Africa

Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed Broad, Anti-Drone Privacy Bill

Consider this one a win for the drone industry and drone pilots in California. Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed legislation to restrict the use of drones over private property. The bill, originally authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), was designed to protect against drone based invasions of privacy but it was overly broad. Senator Jerry Brown [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:21-08:00September 23rd, 2015|Activism, Drone Law, Drones|Comments Off on Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed Broad, Anti-Drone Privacy Bill

Drones In Conservation: Using A Quadcopter To Collect Water Samples

Lake Merritt Mission Plan I alway love it when I learn about drones being used in new and interesting ways. The Nerds for Nature did just that by using a drone to collect water samples at the Bioblitz held at Lake Merritt. The quadcopter they used has an exoskeleton instead of a traditional quadrotor frame. Aerotestra, the [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:22-08:00September 22nd, 2015|Activism, Drone Services, Drone Software, Drones|Comments Off on Drones In Conservation: Using A Quadcopter To Collect Water Samples

Peace, Love And Drones In Stephentown, New York

FPV In Stephentown, New York, a group of drone pilot gathered. They came together to pilot their FPV (First-person View) fixed wing drones in a park field of NY-22. This peaceful gathering demonstrated the fun, positive qualities that consumer drones have. "We fly it FPV, through this little camera here. The video transmits through [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:33-08:00September 2nd, 2015|Activism, Drone Events, Drones|Comments Off on Peace, Love And Drones In Stephentown, New York

Using Drones To Monitor Smithfield Foods Factory Farms

The Citizen Drone Project, founded by director Mark Devries uses drones to investigate issues such as factory farms. The project grew out of an earlier work "Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms." Mark "wanted to get a look at some pig farms operated by Murphy-Brown, a subdivision of Smithfield Farms, far and away the world's [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:46-08:00July 13th, 2015|Activism, Drone Agriculture/Farming, Drones|Comments Off on Using Drones To Monitor Smithfield Foods Factory Farms

Pro-Life Campaign In Ireland Is Against Drones Delivering “Abortion Pills”

After successfully delivering abortion pills to Poland, Women on Waves is now targeting Ireland and Argentina. Delivering these drugs means taking advantage of loopholes that may be closed at any time. The women who receive abortion pills are taking a risk too, depending on local laws they may be prosecuted. However, not everyone is happy [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:47-08:00July 12th, 2015|Activism, Drones|Comments Off on Pro-Life Campaign In Ireland Is Against Drones Delivering “Abortion Pills”