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Philippine Gov’t Pursues Biometric Drone Tech

Philippine Gov’t Pursues Biometric Drone Tech

The Philippine government is planning to use facial recognition-equipped drones in its fight against terrorism, suggest recent comments from the country’s Defense Secretary, Delfin Lorenzana. Details about the plans are hazy, but in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel last week, Lorenzana discussed the military’s recent acquisition of unmanned aerial vehicles from the US, and…

Samsung Smart Drone Patent Includes Face Biometrics

Samsung Smart Drone Patent Includes Face Biometrics

Samsung has won a patent for a smart drone. The square-shaped device features propellers extending from each corner, and a tablet-like display in its central chassis. As the patent outlines, the device is designed to detect the face, pupils, and hand gestures of a user, who can control it via gesture. The smart drone could…

Proposed State Legislation May Limit Drone Facial Recognition Use

Proposed State Legislation May Limit Drone Facial Recognition Use

A Colorado bill will limit the used of facial recognition by drones if it passes into law. Senate Bill 15-059 concerns the permission for law enforcement entities to use unmanned aerial vehicles in certain specific circumstances and under a strict set of operational guidelines. In addition to limiting the maximum weight of a UAV ,…