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The Trump Administration Wants a Backdoor Into Your Drone

Vincent Truchseß Backdoor, June 30, 2016

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 is now pushing new rules that could have a big impact on the drone you operate. So what exactly would these rules allow for? Under certain circumstances (of course), the rules would without prior consent allow the authorities to “disrupt, redirect, disable, seize or confiscate” any drone.

The Trump administration is pushing new rules that would let authorities track and destroy drones flying over sensitive areas, according to documents obtained by The New York Times.

The rules would permit authorities to “disrupt, redirect, disable, seize or confiscate” any unmanned aerial vehicle without prior consent under certain circumstances, according to the documents, which the White House shared with congressional committees Tuesday and were published by the Times.

There is mounting concern about the use of drones. A man was arrested two years ago for trying fly a drone over the White House and a drone crashed at the U.S. Open tennis championship around that time. A falling drone in and of itself poses a hazard. And the fact that drones could carry dangerous payloads exacerbates safety concerns.

Trump Administration Proposal Would Let Police Track and Destroy Drones

Does this sound broad, vague or over reaching to you? It does to me. While there are very real concerns about drones and the hazards they could pose, isn’t there a better way? If you disagree with this administrations position then be sure to contact your government representative and let your opinion be herd.

At Drone Universities, we believe education is the solution. Why? It’s simple, educated drone operators are safe and responsible drone operators. Be a positive force in your local drone community by getting educated today.

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

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