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Daily Drone News – Wednesday December 23, 2020

Here are today’s most important drone news articles. We publish this post every weekday at 5:30 p.m. Some of these stories are from DroneXL.co and some of them will be from other sources. If you’d like to receive this in an email going forward, be sure to subscribe using the form below.

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Homeland Security warns Chinese tech is "a grave threat' to data security

HOMELAND SECURITY WARNS CHINESE TECH IS “A GRAVE THREAT’ TO DATA SECURITY – In a Business Advisory, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns that technology and services from China form “a grave threat” to the data security of American businesses and the U.S. government.

Search missing Texas State student that included drones suspended

SEARCH MISSING TEXAS STATE STUDENT THAT INCLUDED DRONES SUSPENDED – Efforts to find a Texas State University student who was reported missing last week that included helicopters and drones have been suspended according to a Texas-based nonprofit that assists law-enforcement agencies with search and rescue missions.

Which DJI products rely on technology from U.S.-based companies?

WHICH DJI PRODUCTS RELY ON TECHNOLOGY FROM U.S.-BASED COMPANIES? – With DJI added to the ‘Entity List’ by the U.S. Department of Commerce, American companies can no longer export both software and hardware technology to DJI without a special government permit. So the question is which DJI products rely on technology from U.S.-based companies, and how will this impact DJI’s ability to bring products to the United States?

Dutch Ministry of Defense trades civilian drones for military-grade UAVs

DUTCH MINISTRY OF DEFENSE TRADES CIVILIAN DRONES FOR MILITARY-GRADE UAVS – The Dutch Ministry of Defense will purchase 16 million euros worth of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the coming years. Civilian drones from DJI and other manufacturers are no longer available as they do not meet the strict requirements set by the military. Instead, there will be tricopters from AtlasPro and a new series of Black Hornet nano drones from FLIR Systems.

French police banned from using drones to monitor demonstrations

FRENCH POLICE BANNED FROM USING DRONES TO MONITOR DEMONSTRATIONS – France’s highest administrative court, at the urging of privacy activists, has banned the use of drones by police to monitor public protests in Paris, reports the BBC. According to the activists, the use of drones with cameras goes against individual freedom of expression.

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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews. Haye is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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