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"Not Trying to Be the Drone Police": Colorado Towns Writing UAV Rules Strive to Balance Privacy, Freedom

As unmanned aerial vehicles – or drones – multiply in number, more Colorado communities are putting in place regulations to control how and where the devices are used. But crafting those rules is not easy, as cities and towns strive to balance public safety and privacy with a burgeoning consumer industry that one market research firm estimates could be worth more than $9 billion by 2024.

Two Companies Pioneering the World of Mobile Biometrics

By Glynn Cosker
Managing Editor, In Homeland Security

One of the biggest takeaways from last week’s 10th Annual Homeland Security Week conference in Pentagon City, Va., was the fascinating subject of biometrics and the new mobile devices on offer to quickly obtain and analyze personal data from an individual.

Biometrics are technologies that capture and confirm the identity of people by analyzing their physical characteristics and comparing those attributes to records found in a database.