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Maker Faire 2015

Maker Faire 2015

Michael Nirenberg  10.26.2015
I've struggled with writing about the Maker Faire for about a month (I'm press- not a journalist). It's easy to gush about the wonders...

Courage is Contagious: A Conversation with the ACLU's Ben Wizner

Davis Schneiderman  10.26.2015
Ben Wizner is busy. He directs the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project and is part of Edward Snowden's legal team. On November...
Walmart Wants To Test A Drone Delivery Service

Walmart Wants To Test A Drone Delivery Service

Reuters  10.26.2015
Wal-Mart Stores Inc applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse...
What The FAA Regulation Of Drones Can Teach Us About Gun Safety

What The FAA Regulation Of Drones Can Teach Us About Gun Safety

Robert L. Cavnar  10.23.2015
Let's learn a lesson from the FAA's action on drones. We're way overdue for a little common sense to be injected into the conversation...
The <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Washington Post</i> Are Ignoring Civilians Killed by U.S. Drone Strikes

The New York Times and Washington Post Are Ignoring Civilians Killed by U.S. Drone Strikes

The Conversation US  10.22.2015
Both papers have substantially underrepresented the number of civilians killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, failed to correct...
Making People Register Their Drones May Just Create More Problems

Making People Register Their Drones May Just Create More Problems

Alexander Howard  10.20.2015
 A day after the federal government announced its new plan to set up a system to register recreational drones...
Cruising the Skies of the Greater Middle East Blasting Away at Civilians

Cruising the Skies of the Greater Middle East Blasting Away at Civilians

Tom Engelhardt  10.20.2015
To this day, it remains difficult to take in the degree to which the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq destabilized the Greater...
Get Ready To Stand In Line At The Department of Drone Vehicles

Get Ready To Stand In Line At The Department of Drone Vehicles

Alexander Howard  10.19.2015
If you operate a drone, Uncle Sam wants to know your name. The Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration announced...

Endless War Does Not Make Us Safer

Ivan Eland  10.19.2015
Obama's recent decision to leave American troops in perpetuity in the Afghanistan War, despite a fourteen-year failed attempt to remodel...
Now What: The World's Biggest Problems, Humanity's Most Creative Solutions

Now What: The World's Biggest Problems, Humanity's Most Creative Solutions

Ryan Duffy  10.15.2015
Now What is a series I've wanted to do for a while now, mostly because I found myself asking that question at the end of a bunch of stories...
Nearly 90 Percent Of People Killed In Recent Drone Strikes Were Not The Target

Nearly 90 Percent Of People Killed In Recent Drone Strikes Were Not The Target

Marina Fang  10.15.2015
The controversial U.S. drone strike program in the Middle East aims to pinpoint and kill terrorist leaders, but new documents...
Now What: Meet The Inventor Using Drones To Save the Rainforest

Now What: Meet The Inventor Using Drones To Save the Rainforest

Krithika Varagur  10.14.2015
EmbedContent(561facaae4b050c6c4a47094,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) The Amazon Rainforest is known as the lungs of the world: it provides more...

The Riddle of the U.S. Snub of Jordan

Llewellyn King  10.12.2015
The continued refusal of the Obama administration to sanction the sale of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs) aircraft to Jordan provides a...
How Drones Are Helping The Effort To Rebuild Nepal

How Drones Are Helping The Effort To Rebuild Nepal

Lorenzo Ligato  10. 9.2015
Done technology is increasingly being used to aid humanitarian missions around the globe -- from sending food and necessities...