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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Ryan J. Reilly

The Justice Department Wants Annual Domestic Drone Checkups

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice announced Friday that its agencies deploying surveillance drones in the U.S. will conduct annual privacy revie...

Algorithms for Elephants and Rhinos

Celia Black | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Celia Black

The illegal wildlife trade is emerging as one of the world's most lucrative criminal activities. Well-organized syndicates operating as transnational criminal networks linked to poaching often participate in other illegal activities, including trafficking of narcotics and weapons--some with ties to terrorist networks.

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

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology
Jeb Harrison

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 sunbathers and picnickers at a public park in Tiburon, Calif. called for a ban on drone use.

No Using Drones for Salmon Spotting, Says Alaska Fish Board

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.03.2015 | Technology
Alaska Dispatch News

The Alaska Board of Game, which sets wildlife regulations, a year ago approved regulations blocking hunters from using remote-control aircraft to locate big game, and the Board of Fisheries has now moved to prohibit commercial fishermen from using drones to spot schooling salmon.

Jessica Schulberg

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

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

U.S. To Allow Export Of Armed Military Drones

AP | MATTHEW LEE and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is amending its regulations for weapons sales to allow the export of armed military drones to friendly na...

CNN Wants To Use Drones For News Reports

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.13.2015 | Media

CNN has signed an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to explore the use of drones in newsgathering and reporting. The network said ...

Should Kanye Really Be Worried About Drones?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment

Kanye West's distaste for the paparazzi has reach a new level. His latest concern? Paparazzi-operated drones. During a deposition regarding the rap...

Phantom Drone Captures Beautiful Images Of Medieval French Castles, Monuments

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Drones: They're not just for slaughtering people from the air and marketing gimmicks anymore. Researcher Max Nanao has used the evolving technology...

Small Drone Crashes Into NYC Sidewalk

Posted 10.02.2013 | New York

A small camera-equipped drone reportedly crashed into a New York City sidewalk on Monday evening, narrowly missing a businessman who was heading home ...

Bring In The Drones!

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Markus Schmidt | Posted 11.30.2013 | DC

Virginia is one of three states throwing support behind three universities' bid to collaborate on a test site for unmanned aerial vehicles -- commonly...

Bianca Bosker

A Day With The Drone Entrepreneurs Who Want To Strike It Rich Watching Your Every Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.15.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This is Peter DeNucci’s first year at the Unmanned Systems exhibition, the world’s largest conference for the drone and roboti...

Ryan J. Reilly

CIA Won't Even Say How Many Documents It Has About Drones

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The CIA admitted late Friday it has a number of documents about drones, but told a federal court that disclosing even the number of docu...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama's Justice Department Slammed For Claiming Courts Have No Role In Drones Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two civil liberties organizations suing the U.S. government for killing three Americans in drone strikes slammed the Obama administratio...

Brazil To Deploy Drones Over Soccer Stadiums Next Month

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

Brazil will deploy two drones over the stadiums of Rio and Brasilia during the opening and closing of the Confederations Cup next month, the country's...

Foust's Liberal Case for Drones or Wishful Thinking?

Heather Roff | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Heather Roff

If this were a human soldier, with all of his moral failings, we'd point the finger at him and prosecute him. We'd blame him. But how do you blame a machine?

Germany Dumps Drone Procurement Program

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

BERLIN -- An official says Germany has canceled plans to purchase and modify U.S.-made Global Hawk surveillance drones for 1 billion euros ($1.3 billi...

Mark Udall: Drones Need To Overcome 'Scary' Stigma

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

The unmanned aerial vehicle industry need to overcome the vision Americans have of "a sky full of drones watching their every move" and integrate "int...

Will This Be Enough To Protect Us From Drone Surveillance?

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 07.01.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers on Tuesday continued to move forward with efforts to place privacy restrictions on the civilian use of unmanned aer...

Israel: Drones To Replace Aircraft Eventually

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 06.21.2013 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel's air force is on track to developing drones that within four to five decades would carry out nearly every battlefield...

Northern Ireland To Deploy Drones For G8 Summit

AP | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

DUBLIN -- A Northern Ireland police commander says 8,000 officers and three surveillance drones will protect visiting dignitaries and monitor protests...

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.

Catherine New

Get Your Anti-Drone System Right Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.20.2013 | Small Business

Worried about the government's increased use of drones to spy on citizens? Well, for the price of a new car you may be able to block unmanned flying v...

PHOTOS: Is The Sky's The Limit?

Posted 02.20.2013 | World

Who had ever heard of the Predator or the Reaper a decade ago? Who could imagine that small, unmanned aircrafts would roam the skies, collect informat...

Preston Maddock

Drone Industry Faces PR Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Preston Maddock | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the debate over drone warfare rages on, the drone industry is worried it's getting a bad name. "There is fear amongst the general ...