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National Parks Service Temporarily Bans Drones Over Its Lands, Waters

The National Park Service last Friday temporarily banned the launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft or drones on lands and waters it administers. National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said the ban would be in effect the NPS can determine …

Wake Forest Researchers Use Drone to Measure North Carolina Coal Ash Spill

A team of academic researchers equipped with a drone estimate that about 35 million gallons of coal ash and contaminated wastewater spilled into the Dan River earlier this month. Wake Forest University researchers released results from a study using photos …

North Carolina Lawmakers Weigh Privacy Regulations for Drones

General Assembly members began learning more Tuesday about the emerging unmanned aircraft industry and are likely to debate soon what restrictions North Carolina could place on drones to protect people’s privacy. A House panel held its first meeting to examine …

Policing the ‘Dark Side’ of Internet of Things

The futuristic world of self-driving cars, eyeglasses that e-mail and trash cans that call for pickup is running into the old-fashioned pace of doing business in Washington. Companies from Google Inc. to Bayerische Motoren Werke AG are racing into this …

U.S. Opens Skies to Test Use of Aerial Drones

The U.S. government took a step on Monday toward opening the skies to aerial drones, authorizing six sites where unmanned aircraft can be tested for a variety of uses. The Federal Aviation Administration already had approved limited use of drones …

Conservative Oklahoma Lawmaker, ACLU Team Up on Privacy Rights

A conservative Oklahoma lawmaker and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma are working together to advance legislation to privacy rights of Oklahomans in the face of rapidly advancing technology. State Rep. Paul Wesselhoft announced three bills aimed at privacy …