We have urged readers in the past to pay attention to the pushes received from mobile phone manufacturers to update operating systems. Although the pushes claim that new features are included, there are also patches included to plug known vulnerabilities. If you keep pushing “later,” and you don’t update as soon as possible, those vulnerabilities

Imagine that you are sitting in your backyard and a drone flies overhead. It hovers. The camera adjusts and looks right at you. Then it flies away. You are left wondering who is operating it and why. On a number of occasions, similar encounters with unknown drones had led to visceral (sometimes even violent) reactions

On January 25, 2018, oral arguments were heard in Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) v. the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) case by a D.C. Circuit panel. The court questioned EPIC’s standing to contest the FAA’s regulations, which cover all Americans; EPIC alleges that the FAA’s omission of privacy safeguards in its small unmanned aerial systems

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was served with an 836,796-person lawsuit last week alleging wrongful collection of personal data and money under unmanned aerial system (UAS or drone) regulations. This lawsuit, Robert Taylor v. FAA, is the second class action filed against the FAA—the first, filed in 2015 by Robert Taylor’s brother, John, alleged

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) issued a set of best practices for private drone users, both in the commercial and non-commercial arenas. The CDT hopes to help individuals use drones safely while also encouraging them to respect others’ privacy. Some highlights from the CDT’s best practices include:

  • All commercial drone operators should have

With an estimated 400,000 drones to be sold off the shelves this holiday season, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) task force recently released a list of recommendations for recreational drone use, which includes registering each drone with the FAA in a national database. While the FAA already has rules and regulations related to the use