Kanye West. NRK P3 It’s not every day that Kanye West graces these pages. (Yes, we’ve reported on him before.) But it’s also not everyday that the venerable hip hop star expresses a bona fide concern about drones buzzing above his home. Specifically, West is worried about paparazzi using drones that could perhaps crash and then injure his young daughter, according to TMZ View original article at Ars Technica

Bill Gracey Officials at Yellowstone National Park told reporters on Wednesday that a tourist had crashed a small drone into the iconic Grand Prismatic Spring last Saturday. The incident marks the latest in a string of drone-related episodes in this region of Wyoming. A drone went down into Yellowstone Lake near the Grant Village Marina. Officials in nearby Grand Teton National Park have already issued one citation to a visitor for flying a drone within the park—it later got trapped in a tree and was then stolen, according to the…

Thomas Hawk Newly published documents show that the San Jose Police Department (SJPD), which publicly acknowledged Tuesday that it should have “done a better job of communicating” its drone acquisition, does not believe that it even needs federal authorization in order to fly a drone. The Federal Aviation Administration thinks otherwise. Late last month, a set of documents showed that the SJPD acquired a Hexacopter called the Century Neo 660, along with a GoPro video camera and live video transmitter. The nearly $7,000 January 2014 purchase was funded through…

A man has been arrested and charged with attempting to use a drone to deliver contraband into a South Carolina prison. The drone was found crashed outside prison walls with items like phones, marijuana, and tobacco. The post Drone fails to deliver contraband into prison, crashes outside wall appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Brook Dain Earlier this year, the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) became one of the first local law enforcement agencies in California—and one of the few in the country—to acquire a drone. According to new documents acquired and published Tuesday by MuckRock and Vice, the SJPD acquired a Hexacopter called the Century Neo 660 along with a GoPro video camera, live video transmitter, and more. The nearly $7,000 January purchase was funded through a grant from the Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), a regional arm of the…