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Judge shoots down FAA drone fine

A federal judge decided Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not prohibit commercial droning. Could this be the beginning of a whole new phase in drone use?

Today in U.S. drones: GPS spoof attack in Iran, ACLU worried at home

A U.S. drone that veered off course and landed in Iran last week is said to have been hacked using a GPS spoofing attack, the Christian Science Monitor reported today. Also today, the American Civil Liberties Union called for the U.S. government to tighten restrictions on drone usage in U.S. airways.

Sorry, your military drone was hijacked by a computer virus

The cockpit controls for U.S. Predator and Reaper military drones have been hacked by a computer virus. But don’t worry about hijacked drones raining from the skies — there are no reports of classified information being lost or leaked, and pilots still have control over the remote aircraft.