13 Blog Posts From the DRONES Tag


Are you being spied on? 3 reasons why motorists should care

Are you being spied on? 3 reasons why motorists should care

After Edward Snowden leaked NSA documents in 2013, a majority of the public suddenly became aware of how far governments were willing to go in a bid to spy on their citizens in the name of national security. Seven years down the line, nothing much has changed. If anything, modes and methods of spying have […]

War on Cars Watch for February 6, 2019

War on Cars Watch for February 6, 2019

Welcome to the War on Cars Watch, a weekly blog to bring together all the stories that affect motorists with regards to street planning such as road diets, and traffic calming as well as programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets. Please read this blog and let us know what you think by commenting […]

FAA’s “Integration Pilot UAS Program” is really a national police surveillance drone program

FAA’s “Integration Pilot UAS Program” is really a national police surveillance drone program

From guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivatel.com Blog This year was full of many disturbing stories, like the one about Bloomberg’s role-playing workshops being used to convince the public to accept police drones equipped with microphones. And another about politicians claiming police drones will help revitalize a downtown and create community connections. None of that could […]

Covert Facial Recognition Street Lights—Coming Soon to a Neighborhood near You?: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #514

Covert Facial Recognition Street Lights—Coming Soon to a Neighborhood near You?: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #514

From guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivtel Blog A recent Reuter’s article revealed that ST Engineering has been awarded $5.5 million to install facial recognition street lights in Singapore. ST’s smart street lights come equipped with sensors, LED screens and covert cameras already installed. Incredibly, ST claims their spying street lights can bring “healthcare benefits to residents.” […]

No more Policymaking by Procurement

No more Policymaking by Procurement

Privacy Groups and Cities fight back against Pervasive Surveillance This article first appeared in the NMA Foundation quarterly magazine Driving Freedoms Summer 2018. With no checks and balances, local law enforcement should not be spying on citizens. A number of cities, with the help of privacy groups and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), are […]