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Spies in the Sky -- Is Your Privacy at Risk?

Spies in the Sky -- Is Your Privacy at Risk?

Jeb Harrison  03.22.2015
The uproar over the prying eyes in the skies has been sparking legal debate over the past year, and is reaching a fever pitch. Just recently...
FAA Will Allow Amazon To Test Delivery Drone

FAA Will Allow Amazon To Test Delivery Drone

Reuters  03.19.2015
SEATTLE, March 19 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has won approval from U.S. federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce...
An Explorer's Lessons On Happiness, Photography, And Greeting Whales

An Explorer's Lessons On Happiness, Photography, And Greeting Whales

Nico Pitney  03.16.2015
"People joke that I went straight from the ocean into the air and skipped land," Eric Cheng says. But the joke isn't totally accurate. Land...
Melding the Overt With the Covert in Drone Warfare

Melding the Overt With the Covert in Drone Warfare

Tom Engelhardt  03. 5.2015
More than a decade of intense experience with drones teaches us at least one salient lesson: our robot warriors make war in the usual sense...
Are Pilots Deserting Washington's Remote-Control War?

Are Pilots Deserting Washington's Remote-Control War?

Pratap Chatterjee  03. 5.2015
The U.S. drone war is in crisis and not because civilians are dying. Back in the United States, a combination of lower-class status in...
The Comparative Politics of Atrocity

The Comparative Politics of Atrocity

John Feffer  03. 5.2015
Is ISIS medieval? However much ISIS is committed to returning the world to the seventh century, their atrocities have a more complicated...
Algeria From A Drone Might Be The Most Stunning Place We've Ever Seen

Algeria From A Drone Might Be The Most Stunning Place We've Ever Seen

Talia Lavin  03. 1.2015
Algeria is a place of nearly unimaginable beauty and diversity. From the heights of the Tell Atlas mountains to the bleakly beautiful desert...
Drones Are More Than Killing Machines, but What Happens When They Become Intelligent

Drones Are More Than Killing Machines, but What Happens When They Become Intelligent

Andy Miah  02.25.2015
There's no escaping the fact that drones, like a lot of technology now in the mainstream, have trickled down from their military origins....
Selling Drones - Let the Good Times Begin

Selling Drones - Let the Good Times Begin

Tom Engelhardt  02.24.2015
The Bush and Obama administrations pioneered the crossing of sovereign borders without permission for an ongoing killing process not defined...

Obama's Social Work Summit on "Violent Extremism" Misses the Root

William Bradley  02.20.2015
Will social work solve the problem of "violent extremism?" Well, it has the virtue of not having been tried. But that's probably because...
The Front Page Rule

The Front Page Rule

Kathy Kelly  02.20.2015
The fact remains that if we didn't see enemy soldiers as "murdering terrorists" lacking the human emotions and rights of our own troops,...

Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

John W. Whitehead  02.20.2015
On any given day, the average American going about his daily business will be monitored, surveilled, spied on and tracked in more than...

Deviants or Drones

Randy Miller  02.19.2015
A law requiring that students simply obey law enforcement in any given situation, even if authority goes against the rights of the public,...
U.S. Allows Sales Of Armed Drones To Allies With Clean Human Rights Records

U.S. Allows Sales Of Armed Drones To Allies With Clean Human Rights Records

Jessica Schulberg  02.18.2015
WASHINGTON -- A day after the State Department loosened restrictions on the sale of armed drones to foreign allies, the risks posed by...