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Embrace The Drone

Scott Vernick | Posted 06.02.2013 | Technology
Scott Vernick

In many ways, the seemingly furious debate over drones is yet another reaction to the pace at which technology washes over us. There is no doubt that drones raise legitimate legal issues, but it's just too easy to let our "privacy reflex" dominate and overwhelm the discussion.

The Newspaper-Delivery Drone May Be A Hoax, But Civilian Drones Are Here To Stay

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology

On Monday, outlets like The Atlantic and TechCrunch picked up on the story of the French postal service La Poste Group and drone-maker Parrot planning...

Experts Send Urgent Message On Drones To Senate

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect the public from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expe...

WATCH: 'Eagle Claw' Drone Picks Up Payloads Like A Bird Of Prey

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 03.15.2013 | Technology

Four engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have equipped a drone with a…claw. In a video posted to YouTube in February, they show a drone swoo...

Drone Filibuster Overtaken by Gun Debate in Colorado

David Dent | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics
David Dent

You can't view gun control through the easy red-blue lens in Colorado, reflecting the purple wave in partisan logic in many corners of the state where both parties appear to be losing solid blocks of support. The emerging portrait indicates that Colorado will easily remain a swing state in 2016.

Air Force Erases Drone Strike Data Amid Criticisms | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics

As scrutiny and debate over the use of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the American military increased last month, the Air Force reversed a policy ...

You Are Not a Person, Anwar al-Awlaki

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

If the government feels it is against its interest for you to have a passport and thus the freedom to travel, to depart the United States if you wish to, it will just take it away.

The Hubris of the Drones

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

By the standards of slaughter in Vietnam, the deaths caused by drones are hardly a bleep on the consciousness of official Washington. But we have to wonder if each innocent killed doesn't give rise to second thoughts by those judges who prematurely handed our president the Nobel Prize for Peace.

Senators Question Legality Of Drone Strikes

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee are demanding that they also see the classified opinions that justify ...

Drone PTSD

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


CHANGE MY MIND: What Do You Think of Obama's Drone War?

Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

A Justice Department memo obtained this week by NBC News revealed that U.S. citizens who engage in terrorist activities anywhere are fair game for dro...

Barack Obama, Drone Ranger

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The story of bin Laden's death is just one aspect of the international manhunt the United States has pursued, a worldwide dragnet of detention and death that has raised troubling questions and fervent debate over the fight against terrorism.

WATCH: The Case Against Drones

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

While the use of un-manned drones indeed protects American soldiers, the growing number of casualties has prompted a United Nations investigation into both the legality and the deadly toll of these strikes.

Suspected U.S. Drone Found Floating In Ocean

AP | Posted 03.09.2013 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine navy officials said Monday a suspected American drone has been found floating in the ocean off a central provin...

Lawmakers Forming Unlikely Alliances Against Drones

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

FARGO, N.D. — A freshman lawmaker from North Dakota is one of numerous state legislators around the country suggesting regulations to limit the ...

Drone War Spurs Pakistan Militants To Deadly Reprisals

The New York Times | Declan Walsh | Posted 12.31.2012 | World

They are dead men talking, and they know it. Gulping nervously, the prisoners stare into the video camera, spilling tales of intrigue, betrayal and pa...

A Candidate Who Will Talk About Drones

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Robert Greenwald

So, yes, a candidate for president talks about drones in detail, with great awareness about how they are counterproductive to United States security concerns. Problem is, the candidate is running for president of Pakistan.

‘Drones Causing Mass Trauma Among Civilians,' Major Study Finds

The Bureau Of Investigative Journalism | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

The near constant presence of CIA drones ‘terrorises’ much of the civilian population of Pakistan’s tribal areas according to a new report. M...

You Can Control This Flying Device With Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 09.01.2012 | Technology

Meet the new breed of toy copter -- no remote control required. The New Scientist points to a video posted by researchers at Zheijiang University i...

U.S. Drone Kills 5 Suspected Militants In Pakistan

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 10.18.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — A missile launched from a U.S. drone struck a suspected militant hideout in a tribal region in northern Pakistan where allies of a p...

America's Secret Drone War In Africa | David Axe | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

More secret bases. More and better unmanned warplanes. More frequent and deadly robotic attacks. Some five years after a U.S. Predator Unmanned Aerial...

U.S. Navy Tests New Kind Of Drones

AP | MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 10.07.2012 | Technology

NEWPORT, Rhode Island (AP) — Just beneath the placid, sailboat-dotted surface of Narragansett Bay, torpedo-shaped vehicles spin and pivot to their o...

Joshua Hersh

Family Members Of Dead Americans Sue CIA, Pentagon Over Targeted Killings | Joshua Hersh | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Two leading U.S. civil liberties organizations have filed a lawsuit against David Petraeus, Leon Panetta and other senior CIA and milita...

Test Suggests Military Drone Could Fly FOREVER

Posted 07.16.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 07/16/2012 01:23 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily A silent drone flown by U.S. Special Forces could stay i...

Code Of Conduct For Drones Unveiled

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 09.02.2012 | Technology

PITTSBURGH — A trade group for drone aircraft manufacturers and operators has released the industry's first code of conduct in response to growi...