US geospatial data could flow to China via drones
Experts and public officials warned lawmakers at a Senate hearing of the security risks arising from China's increasing dominance in low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles. Harry Wingo of National Defense University told the Transportation Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee that the Chinese company DJI has a "near monopoly" on drone technology marketed in the U.S. That technology isn't just in the gears and rotors, but also in the image collection and storage systems that take photographs and retain data.
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