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Chinese drones are monitoring Australian skies

A new consultation paper has warned against the “malicious use” of drone technology by the Chinese Communist Party in Australia, as millions of devices continue to go unaccounted for.

The report cites government and business sites, as well as infrastructure and crowded places, as vulnerable to image and signals gathering, espionage, data exfiltration or physical attack.

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‘Pandemic drones’: Creating a police state?

As COVID-19 restrictions tighten across the world, governments are harnessing the potential of drones. From delivering medical supplies, to helping keep people indoors — drones can do a lot in a pandemic.

Like all technologies, the question with drones should be about how they are used. But embedding systems of control that can be turned against civilians is its own disaster in the making.

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Queensland police to use surveillance drones to combat crime ahead of G20 conference

Queensland police plan to send drones into the skies for bikie and anti-terror surveillance ahead of the G20 conference in Brisbane. The $30-an-hour drones would also be used for covert drug crop identification, traffic operations and natural disasters following a successful trial last year. The Courier-Mail can reveal Police Minister Jack Dempsey wants the aircraft,

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