How Chilean Protesters Took Down a Drone With Standard Laser Pointers
Beyond drones, laser pointers are fast becoming the tool of choice for protesters around the world. In Hong Kong, people in the streets are using laser pointers to mess with facial recognition and other surveillance technologies.
While effective for grassroots purposes, Williams said he does not believe low-powered lasers like these will become widely adopted as counter-drone measures.
‚ÄúUse of these types of lasers is more hazardous and disruptive to humans than it will be for drones,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThere are many other technologies that are less disruptive that provide a superior, more scalable, more reliable and more cost-effective countermeasure.‚ÄĚ...