China’s ‘spy balloon’ casts shade on DJI drones flown by UK police
Continued US uproar over spy balloons from China has drifted across the Atlantic, where UK authorities are now sounding alarms over the abundance of Chinese surveillance technologies used by official administrations – including the dominance of DJI drones in police fleets.
The rumble of concern has been rising since the start of the week, when news reports circulated details of the prevalence of surveillance, monitoring, and video equipment from China in operation by various governmental or state organizations. The loudest of those came from The Telegraph, which used a Freedom of Information petition to obtain statistics indicating “at least 230 of the 337 drones operated by 37 police forces are models supplied by DJI.” It noted 11 departments refused to provide details, “suggesting the numbers could be much higher.”
In light of the recent media obsession over the Chinese balloon shot down while presumably spying above the US – and the…