According to, thousands of people are expected to head to New York’s Times Square for the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop. This will mark the first year that New York police officers will deploy drone technology as part of its increased security.The measure is a part of a counter-terror initiative that also incorporates “counter-drone technology. According to Bloomberg, there is no known credible threat ahead of Monday’s event. Along with preventing potential attacks, the drones are being put in place to protect the crowd in case of a malfunction.

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