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Forest Service Bought Drones To Keep Tabs On Pot Growers, Realized It Couldn't Actually Use Them

Forest Service Bought Drones To Keep Tabs On Pot Growers, Realized It Couldn't Actually Use Them

Jared Gilmour  12. 5.2013
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service spent $100,000 on two drones to track marijuana growers back in 2006. But because of aviation restrictions...
Amazon Drone Delivery Must Clear State Hurdles

Amazon Drone Delivery Must Clear State Hurdles

Maggie Clark  12. 3.2013
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides...
Amazon, Domino's and Big Brother: Drones Flying the Not-So-Friendly Surveillance Skies

Amazon, Domino's and Big Brother: Drones Flying the Not-So-Friendly Surveillance Skies

12. 3.2013
Needless to say, whatever you can imagine, it will not be long before there is a drone suited to every purpose under the sun.
Colbert Precisely Nails Why Amazon Drones Are So Unsettling

Colbert Precisely Nails Why Amazon Drones Are So Unsettling

Ross Luippold  12. 3.2013
Stephen Colbert had a message for Amazon founder and "billionaire Busytown worm" Jeff Bezos last night: Forget about delivery drones, and...
Drone Hunting Practice Begins In Colorado Town

Drone Hunting Practice Begins In Colorado Town

Matt Ferner  12. 2.2013
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...
Drone Used To Sneak Contraband Into Georgia Prison

Drone Used To Sneak Contraband Into Georgia Prison

12. 2.2013
Amazon may be making the headlines for drone deliveries, but four suspects in Georgia are one step ahead of the online shopping giant. The...
First Victim of Amazon Drones: The Credibility of CBS and <i>60 Minutes</i>

First Victim of Amazon Drones: The Credibility of CBS and 60 Minutes

12. 2.2013
Why is this incredibly tight-lipped company suddenly showing off prototypes? The answer is that these drones were not designed to carry...
Amazon a Customer Service Champ One Day, Chump the Next?

Amazon a Customer Service Champ One Day, Chump the Next?

12. 2.2013
Perhaps Mayday, in its implied greatness, is just another Amazonian invasion of our privacy we should be wary of.

Debating Killer Robots

11.30.2013
While we continue to think about why using robots in war is problematic, from moral, legal and prudential perspectives, we should also...

Counting the Dead in the War on Terror

11.26.2013
People of faith must remember the suffering of those affected by American policy abroad. While the U.S. Congress refuses to count the dead,...
Drone Strikes in Pakistan: Reapers of Their Own Destruction

Drone Strikes in Pakistan: Reapers of Their Own Destruction

11.25.2013
The two drone strikes in November show that these attacks don't just kill and maim individuals. They also blow up peace talks. They weaken...
A Drone Victim's Message to the United States

A Drone Victim's Message to the United States

11.24.2013
It is impossible to hear a story like Faisal's without concluding that the use of drones in targeted killing, far from making America safer,...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 11/22/13

11.24.2013
Muggings, drones, and Middle Eastern arrests fill up our latest Week to Week news quiz. See how much you've been following the news lately....

Pretend It Was President McCain

11.22.2013
Had McCain been president for the last five years, a lot of things would probably be the same, and some would be different. The biggest...