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Great, Drones Are Spying On Mobile Phone Signals Now

Right now, at least one ad company is using drones to spy on unsuspecting citizens. And it’s having a “ton of fun” doing it.


Sign Up Now To Save Lives With Your Drone Piloting Skills

A new nonprofit called UAViators is promising to offer experienced drone pilots a place to sign up for humanitarian missions where their aircraft can do some good. Pretty soon you might be showing the world how drones can save lives, not just take them!


All The Dreamy Drone Businesses The FAA's Proposed Rules Would Kill

There are plenty of very good, fun, and helpful things that drones can do — things like monitoring crops and delivering beer and saving lives. Unfortunately, over the weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the first draft of its rules for commercial drones, and guess what? The rules would make a lot of those things illegal.


The FAA's Drone Rules Are Thankfully Lenient But A Headache For Amazon

The Federal Aviation Administration just published its proposed rulemaking on commercial drone regulations. These regulations come after a leak, reported by Forbes over the weekend, that outlined some of the FAA’s thinking on what the future of American skies was going to look like.


Here's A Way To Stop Drones Flying Over Your House, Without A Shotgun

All jokes about rednecks scoring themselves free Amazon parcels with their 12-gauge aside, drones, privacy and private property post some thorny problems for our fast-growing quadrotor obsession. An opt-in, house-by-house permissions network could be an elegant solution.


Is The DIY Drone Movement About To Launch A Billion-Dollar Industry?

Back in the 1970s, hobbyists like Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak built homebrew computers that eventually fuelled the lucrative PC revolution. Now, a new movement of hobbyists is trying to imitate this DIY strategy to jumpstart the drone industry. But can today’s calculated drone entrepreneurialism really be considered “DIY” at all?


That Guy Who Thinks He Owns The Moon Is So Screwed

Yesterday, we learned that the FAA is gearing up to start licensing business on the moon. And while this can mean any number of things for the aerospace community at-large, for Dennis M. Hope of Gardnerville, Nevada, it means one thing and one thing alone: Dennis is screwed.


The FAA Says It's Banning Drones At The Super Bowl Because Of 9/11

The FAA sent us a bit more detail about why it’s banning drones at Sunday’s Super Bowl. As you may have predicted, the ban stems from legislation passed after 9/11.


The FAA's Drone Ban At The Super Bowl Is Absurd

You may have heard about the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) quietly declaring that this year’s Super Bowl will be a “no drone zone.” You may not have heard just how big that no drone zone will be. It’s 60 miles wide. The no drone zone is larger than the city of Phoenix. Seems a little bit absurd, huh?


The First Drone Lawsuit Settled For Pennies

Back in 2011, a man called Raphael Pirker ‘recklessly’ flew his 2.2kg foam aeroplane around the University of Virginia without hurting anyone, an act the FAA thought worthy of a $US10,000 fine. A few years of wasted court time later, and both parties have agreed to settle for $US1100.


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