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Police drone program ditched due to privacy concerns

The drones would detect high heart and respiratory rates and high temperatures in addition to voice commands to remind the public of social distancing.

Giselle Oldani '22, Web News Editor

May 18, 2020

Westport’s Flatten the Curve Pilot drone program recently shut down due to privacy concerns and backlash from the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Connecticut.  Through drone company, Draganfly, claimed these drones would not use facial recognition or be used in residents’ private yards...

Layoffs leave GoPro consumers hopeful for company’s future

Layoffs leave GoPro consumers hopeful for company’s future

January 25, 2018

GoPro announced plans to cut its workforce by at least 20 percent, reduce the salary of the Chief Executive, Nicholas Woodman, to $1.00 and the company will exit the aerial drone market, on Monday, Jan. 8 2018 This news leaves GoPro owners, like Sebastian Shuken ’18, feeling disappointed for the...

Surveillance and 007

Surveillance and 007

Claire Dinshaw, News Editor

November 19, 2015

What Sceptre can tell us about technology and modern intelligence On Jan. 24, 2014 a US drone struck a Yemeni wedding convoy, killing 12 men. The US justified the attack by saying that a known affiliate of Al-Qaeda had been a part of the convoy, but many questions remain. In 2013, former employ...

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