Here are the latest headlines regarding how the protests around the killing of George Floyd are impacting the Los Angeles startup and tech communities. Sign up for our newsletter and follow dot.LA on Twitter for the latest update.

Today:

  • TikTok addresses 'tough but fair questions' about treatment of black creators
  • L.A. VC's react
  • L.A.'s top health official: racism fuels health inequities
  • L.A.'s music industry will shut down for 'Black Out Tuesday'
  • Hollywood, streaming services nod to Black Lives Matter
  • Snap and Twitter reportedly used by ill-intentioned protesters to organize theft
  • Snap CEO talks reparations and heartbreak
  • Airmap's Santa Monica headquarters destroyed by looters
  • Santa Monica, Beverly Hills announce 1 pm curfews for business districts
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Santa Monica-based drone operations company AirMap is among eight companies selected to help the Federal Aviation Administration establish technical requirements for Remote ID, a protocol that drones will be required to follow for broadcasting identification and location data while in flight.

The other companies include Airbus, Amazon, T-Mobile, Intel, OneSky, Skyward and Alphabet's drone subsidiary, Wing.

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As a veteran of the Marine Corps who served as an infantry officer in Iraq and Afghanistan in the years after 9/11, Dan Burton saw drone technology, quite literally, take off.

Drones went from needing 55 people to fly, to as few as three pilots, to just one. Meanwhile, soldiers on the ground were thrilled to have a decentralized way to get dedicated eyes from above on missions.

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