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Domestic Drones

Small Town Votes On Drone Hunting

AP | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

DEER TRAIL, Colo. (AP) — Voting is underway in a small Colorado community that wants to issue licenses to drone hunters. The measure in the rural A...

Jared Gilmour

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service spent $100,000 on two drones to track marijuana growers back in 2006. But because of aviation restrictions and a...

Drone Hunting Practice Begins In Colorado Town

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

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 holding targ...

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 ...

Welcome Home From the Wars, Drones!

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

We're using our borderlands and undocumented migrants as an excuse to build, experiment with, and test out a new kind of surveillance state, drones included.

Colo. County A National Leader In Domestic Drone Use

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 08.06.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. A county in western Colorado has embraced domestic police drones in an era when states are increasing...

Preston Maddock

The Drones Are Coming Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

State legislatures nationwide are looking at measures to restrict the use of drones domestically, as privacy and ethical concerns mount among the publ...

Matt Sledge

Border Drones Useless, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

U.S. Customs and Border Protection drones are a wasteful giveaway to defense contractors and a threat to civil liberties, a report released Wednesday ...

GOP Mayoral Candidates OK With Drones In NYC

Posted 04.24.2013 | New York

New York City's three Republican mayoral candidates endorsed the use of surveillance drones in New York City Tuesday night, The New York Post reports....

Drone World

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

In the not so distant future, America's skies will be full of . . . drones. What could go wrong? "Although the prospect of drones flying over U.S. c...

BRAVE NEW WORLD: Domestic Drone Boom Raises Unsettling Questions

the-magazine.org | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology

Last August, before domestic drones had become a concern worthy of a 13-hour Senate filibuster, I found myself inside a stretch limousine with a bunch...

Senator Writes Bill To Regulate New Privacy Threat

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is developing legislation to ensure privacy rights as the use of drones increases domestically, his office announced Monday....

How Does Bloomberg Feel About Drones?

Posted 03.22.2013 | New York

During his weekly radio show appearance on Friday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg acknowledged the privacy concerns surrounding domestic drones but deemed th...

Matt Sledge

Boeing, Democrats Kill Anti-Drone Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

A bill that would have restricted domestic drones died in the Washington state Legislature on Wednesday, the victim of intense lobbying from unmanned-...

Matt Sledge

Domestic Drone Lobby Pushes For Tax Breaks

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Its military counterparts overseas may bring Hellfire missiles and death, but the domestic drone industry has a different offer for the Am...

Police Drones Will Invade Our Privacy: ACLU

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 03.11.2013 | Crime

The controversy over drones isn't going away anytime soon. But proponents of drones being used in the United States argue that they're a lot like ...

State Lawmaker Pushes For Drone Regulations

Posted 02.25.2013 | Chicago

With increasing concerns over drone use on domestic soil, at least one state lawmaker wants to cut off their patch before they get to Illinois. Th...

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 ...

More U.S. Universities and Police Departments Requesting Permission To Fly Drones

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, may be coming to a police department near you. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)...

Lawmakers Express Concern Over Drone Use In U.S. Skies

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Before thousands of civilian drones begin flying in U.S. skies, Congress should take steps to protect the public's privacy and prev...

Drone Use Takes Off On The Home Front

Wall Street Journal | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

With little public attention, dozens of universities and law-enforcement agencies have been given approval by federal aviation regulators to use unman...