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posted by CoolHand on Thursday February 08 2018, @05:49PM   Printer-friendly
from the we'll-do-what-we-want-or-not dept.

Days ago, South Korean authorities announced that they'd capture any drone that got too close to Olympics event facilities. If you have a DJI-made craft, you won't even be able to get close. The UAV maker is releasing a software patch that creates a no-fly zone around Olympic areas.

For the duration of the games, DJI drones won't be able to fly through areas in the South Korean cities of Pyeongchang, Gangneung, Bongpyeong and Jeongseon.

"Safety is DJI's top priority and we've always taken proactive steps to educate our customers to operate within the law and where appropriate, implement temporary no-fly zones during major events," the company said in a statement, according to TechCrunch. "We believe this feature will reduce the potential for drone operations that could inadvertently create safety or security concerns."

Source: Engadget

Related: DJI introduced new software to stop its drones from flying in restricted airspace.
DJI Will Ground Drones If They Don't Apply a Software Update

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 08 2018, @07:32PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 08 2018, @07:32PM (#635145)

    You call it pragmatic, while I smell an egotistical and short-sighted worldview.

    Some time, you should try applying Kant's categorical imperative to your actions and see where that Gedankenexperiment leads you. I'm not sure I want to live in the world you're helping to create with your pragmatism.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by insanumingenium on Thursday February 08 2018, @09:35PM

    by insanumingenium (4824) Subscriber Badge on Thursday February 08 2018, @09:35PM (#635216) Journal
    I didn't chose the world I live in, no more than you did. I don't know how acknowledging that my philosophy doesn't change the economic realities of the world can be half as egotistical as the alternative.

    I am not sure what bringing up Kant is supposed to do here, you are judging me with your philosophy not mine, which would make such judgment absolutely immoral. Do you see the irony there?

    You can't buy a computer that doesn't require proprietary code to boot. I would love if you could. Pretending otherwise won't make it so, and I need a computer today.