Pressure piles on DJI as US senators demand investigation

DJI SKY CITY Headquarters in China
DJI's headquarters in Shenzen, China (Image credit: DJI)

America's leading consumer drone company DJI is once again under fire in the US Government as 16 senators ask for an investigation, telling the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency that DJI "may present an unacceptable security vulnerability." The bi-partisan group of signatories to the letter is headed by Mark R Warner (Democrat, Virginia) the Chair of the Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence.

DJI is the world's largest consumer drone manufacturer, with a reported 70% of the market in 2022 (and taking many spots on our list of the best camera drones). It is, however, based in China, the target of a steady uptick of political hostility in the United States. 

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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