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Homeland Security used aircraft to surveil BLM protests in 15 cities

Black Lives Matter protests continue across the United States. Sarah Tew/CNET A New York Times report Friday revealed the extent to which the Department of Homeland Security used drones, helicopters and planes to conduct surveillance of Black Lives Matter protests across the country. The aircraft logged around 270 hours of surveillance footage…
bubmag
June 20, 2020
Drones

5G is coming to robots and drones with Qualcomm’s new RB5 system

5G will make robots more responsive.  Getty Images 5G's not just for phones. Now, with Qualcomm's new RB5 system, it's also for robots and drones.The San Diego mobile chipmaker on Wednesday introduced the first 5G system with hardware, software and tools for advanced robots. The Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform uses…
bubmag
June 17, 2020
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Lawmaker quizzes Attorney General Barr on protest surveillance

By Raphael Satter(Reuters) - A U.S. senator on Thursday urged Attorney General Bill Barr to provide an account of how surveillance technology has been deployed against Americans during protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody.Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey, a Democrat, told Barr that…
bubmag
June 11, 2020