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Suspected U.S. drone strike kills civilians in Yemen, officials say

Suspected U.S. drone strike kills civilians in Yemen, officials say | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
A U.S. drone strike targeting al Qaeda suspects in Yemen killed 13 civilians, including three women, security officials in the Middle Eastern country said.
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U.N. Drone Inquisitor Says It's Time to End Robot War in Pakistan

U.N. Drone Inquisitor Says It's Time to End Robot War in Pakistan | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
The international official investigating U.S. drone strikes all but called them an act of unwarranted aggression in Pakistan, and raised doubts that Washington can distinguish terrorists from average Pakistanis.
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As drone monopoly frays, Obama seeks global rules

As drone monopoly frays, Obama seeks global rules | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

President Barack Obama, who vastly expanded U.S. drone strikes against terrorism suspects overseas under the cloak of secrecy, is now openly seeking to influence global guidelines for their use as China and other countries pursue their own drone programs.

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Prototype Drone Boat Gets Upgraded for an Epic Atlantic Crossing

Prototype Drone Boat Gets Upgraded for an Epic Atlantic Crossing | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Last year, Greg Holloway set out to build an ocean drone, based on the Raspberry Pi $35 computer.
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Virginia seeks to become test site for drones, but also may ban them

Virginia seeks to become test site for drones, but also may ban them | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Virginia is close to instituting a two-year ban on the use of drones, even as state officials lobby the federal government to become one of six new sites nationally where the controversial technology would be tested.
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Former British Citizens Killed by Drone Strikes After Passports Revoked

Former British Citizens Killed by Drone Strikes After Passports Revoked | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

An investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and published in the Independent has established that since 2010 the Home Secretary Theresa May has revoked the passports of 16 individuals many of whom are alleged to have had links to militant or terrorist groups.

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Black Churches Condemn Obama’s Drone Policy as Murder and Evil - COLORLINES

Black Churches Condemn Obama’s Drone Policy as Murder and Evil  - COLORLINES | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
An association of 34,000 churches has come out strongly against drones. (Black Churches Condemn Obama Administration’s Drone Policy as Murder & Evil. R u worried about drones?
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White House refuses to hand over secret documents on drone killings to 'ensure the confirmation of Brennan as CIA chief'

White House refuses to hand over secret documents on drone killings to 'ensure the confirmation of Brennan as CIA chief' | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
The move is infuriating Democrats who have long called for full disclosure of classified legal memos in relation to targeted killings.
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Gibbs: I was told not to acknowledge existence of drone program

Gibbs: I was told not to acknowledge existence of drone program | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Robert Gibbs, President Barack Obama's former press secretary, says that he was once instructed by the White House not to acknowledge the administration's use of drones.
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Video: DHS-Funded Drone Spies On Private Gun Sale

The promotional video for a surveillance drone now being purchased by law enforcement bodies across the country with the aid of DHS funding shows a UAV spying on a private gun sale, falsely depicting the scenario as a criminal activity.

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California County Inching Toward Drone Deployment?

California County Inching Toward Drone Deployment? | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Will Alameda County become California's first local government to deploy a drone?
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Texas “Anti Drone” Laws Would be Toughest in USA

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Texas would have the toughest anti-drone legislation in the country under a bill filed by State Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell).

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US drones killed almost five thousand people

The Obama drone program has been shrouded in secrecy, but after the leaking of the 'kill list' white papers many critics are demanding transparency from the ...
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Nearly 450 British Military Drones Lost in Iraq and Afghanistan‏

Nearly 450 British Military Drones Lost in Iraq and Afghanistan‏ | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Almost 450 drones operated by the British military have crashed, broken down or been lost in action during operations in Afghanistan and Iraq over the last
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Clawed drone grabs prey on the fly just like an eagle

Drones with arms and legs will be able to help out with tasks like bridge repair, pruning trees and using hand tools
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Why Is the Navy Building a Shiny Drone Base in Sunny Malibu?

Why Is the Navy Building a Shiny Drone Base in Sunny Malibu? | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Sorry, Sushi/Massage Guru at Google: you no longer have the coolest tech job in America. That honor will belong to the future staff at the planned Point Mugu UAV installation in paradisiacal California.
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Drone Strike

Drone Strike | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
A short film about a family man who's also a RAF drone pilot firing Hellfire missiles 4000 miles away in Afghanistan. Filmed on location in UK and Morocco.
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United Arab Emirates set to buy U.S. Predator drones

United Arab Emirates set to buy U.S. Predator drones | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
The United Arab Emirates is close to purchasing Predator drones from a San Diego County defense contractor, sparking concern among arms control advocates. (United Arab Emirates set to buy U.S.
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Defense officials: U.S. troops in Niger to set up drone base

Defense officials: U.S. troops in Niger to set up drone base | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

President Barack Obama said Friday that about 100 American troops have been deployed to the African nation of Niger. Two U.S. defense officials said the troops would be setting up a base for unarmed drones to conduct surveillance.

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Why Drone Death Courts are a Terrible Idea

Why Drone Death Courts are a Terrible Idea | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Public thirst is growing for more information about the Obama administration’s death-by-drone program and what can be done to ensure US policies do not authorize unlawful killings— whether of a US citizen or anyone else.
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Death from a swarm of tiny drones: U.S. Air Force releases terrifying video of tiny flybots that can can hover, stalk and even kill targets

Death from a swarm of tiny drones: U.S. Air Force releases terrifying video of tiny flybots that can can hover, stalk and even kill targets | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
The Air Vehicles Directorate, a research arm of the Air Force, has released a video outlining the the future capabilities of Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs). The project promises to revolutionize war.
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Desmond Tutu Blasts US Drones: American or Not, All Victims Are Human

Desmond Tutu Blasts US Drones: American or Not, All Victims Are Human | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

This Peace Prize winner says drones "undermine your moral standards".

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Graham Won't Confirm Brennan Without Release of Benghazi Drone Footage

Graham Won't Confirm Brennan Without Release of Benghazi Drone Footage | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says he will block John Brennan's confirmation for CIA Director until the White House releases the drone surveillance footage of the Benghazi attack and the "emails on talking points that falsely claimed the attack was...
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Al Qaeda’s drone defense plan surfaces in Mali: Cover cars with carpets

Al Qaeda’s drone defense plan surfaces in Mali: Cover cars with carpets | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
A document uncovered in Mali giving Islamist extremists 22 tips on avoiding drones is sending a subtle message to military analysts: Al Qaeda is becoming more united.
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