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Domestic Drone Surveillance

Jared Gilmour

Forest Service Bought Drones To Keep Tabs On Pot Growers, Realized It Couldn't Actually Use Them | Jared Gilmour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service spent $100,000 on two drones to track marijuana growers back in 2006. But because of aviation restrictions and a...

Drone Hunting Practice Begins In Colorado Town

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

One resident of the small Colorado town of Deer Trail is hopeful that his drone hunting ordinance will pass, so much so that he's already holding targ...

Preston Maddock

The Drones Are Coming Home | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

State legislatures nationwide are looking at measures to restrict the use of drones domestically, as privacy and ethical concerns mount among the publ...

Matt Sledge

Border Drones Useless, Report Finds | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

U.S. Customs and Border Protection drones are a wasteful giveaway to defense contractors and a threat to civil liberties, a report released Wednesday ...

Matt Sledge

Domestic Drone Lobby Pushes For Tax Breaks | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Its military counterparts overseas may bring Hellfire missiles and death, but the domestic drone industry has a different offer for the Am...

State Lawmaker Pushes For Drone Regulations

Posted 02.25.2013 | Chicago

With increasing concerns over drone use on domestic soil, at least one state lawmaker wants to cut off their patch before they get to Illinois. Th...

Matt Sledge

Immigration Reform Solution: More Drones? | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

The bipartisan Senate framework for comprehensive immigration reform released on Monday puts a controversial, high-tech tool front and center: drones....

Andrea Stone

Drone Bill Would Safeguard Privacy | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Police would be required to get a warrant to use drones for certain types of surveillance under legislation introduced on Capitol Hill o...

USAF Drones Trail Civilian Auto Traffic in New Mexico

Steve Clemons | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Some may shrug and say that the undisclosed high-altitude tracking of U.S. vehicles for training purposes is harmless, but the line between civilian privacy and an increasingly Orwellian capacity of the U.S. federal government to track its own citizens is blurred just a bit more by this practice.

Drones and Collateral Damage

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 09.04.2012 | Home
Azeem Ibrahim

As public opinion in Pakistan increasingly sees the U.S. as an enemy and not an ally, President Obama should assert his moral authority regarding the drone program and restore the human element to the use of military force.

Hello Drones, Goodbye Privacy

Eugene K. Chow | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Eugene K. Chow

A future where unmanned surveillance drones zip through the skies keeping tabs on civilians is no longer relegated to dystopic novels.