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Niger ready to host U.S. drone base | The Raw Story

Niger ready to host U.S. drone base | The Raw Story | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

Niger said Wednesday it was ready to host a base for US drones monitoring movements by Al-Qaeda-linked groups currently based in northern Mali.

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Mini-Drone Will Watch Wherever You Go

Mini-Drone Will Watch Wherever You Go | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Tech company Always Innovating launches a mini-drone that can fit in the palm of your hand and follow you around all day, recording and sharing all you do.
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New Report Warns That Drones Could Be Used for Stalking, Voyeurism

New Report Warns That Drones Could Be Used for Stalking, Voyeurism | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
The sight of a drone in flight is likely to become a regular occurrence in the United States within the next few years.
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ARGUS drone spots you from 20,000 feet — with camera-phone sensors

ARGUS drone spots you from 20,000 feet — with camera-phone sensors | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Paranoid delusions about black helicopters hovering over an area will soon be out of date: The latest scary spy apparatus lives 20,000 feet ...
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Unclassified Argus Drone Can Watch Entire City, and Zoom in on Candy Wrapper from 3 Miles up

368 cameras, 1.8giga, flying over three miles high, the newly declassified Argus Drone can zoom in and see if you dropped a candy bar wrapper anywhere in it'...
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Drones to Watch Over US Highways

Drones could help human workers safeguard the 4 million miles of U.S. highways crisscrossing the country. The flying robots could inspect bridges and roads, survey lands with laser mapping, and even alert officials to traffic jams or accidents.Drones could be used to inspect highways and bridges and look out for traffic jams.

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Oregon Drone Bill Would Claim the 'Airspace' Above Your Shoestrings - Freedom Informant Network

Oregon Drone Bill Would Claim the 'Airspace' Above Your Shoestrings - Freedom Informant Network | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

Can the air near your shoes be considered public airspace? In Oregon, at least, it soon might be.
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Barack Obama, Drone Ranger

Barack Obama, Drone Ranger | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
The story of bin Laden's death is just one aspect of the international manhunt the United States has pursued, a worldwide dragnet of detention and death that has raised troubling questions and fervent debate over the fight against terrorism.
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#LeonPanetta: ‘Drone Attacks Necessary’

#LeonPanetta: ‘Drone Attacks Necessary’ | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta defends the drone program, says he enjoyed Zero Dark Thirty.
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U.N. Drone Investigator: If Facts Lead to U.S. War Crimes, So Be It

U.N. Drone Investigator: If Facts Lead to U.S. War Crimes, So Be It | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
The U.N.'s new drone inquisitor isn't out to take away lethal robots from the U.S. military or CIA. But he also doesn't intend to shy away from uncovering their mistakes -- and abuses.
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Everything We Know So Far About Drone Strikes

Everything We Know So Far About Drone Strikes | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
The U.S. is conducting drone strikes in in at least three countries beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. Here’s a reading guide to understanding the U.S.’ shadow wars.
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Privacy battle against U.S. drone surveillance ramps up

Privacy battle against U.S. drone surveillance ramps up | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Government and private ever more capable drones has prompted fear of 'a wholesale surveillance state,' and lawmakers are responding
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PBS "Rise of the Drones" Documentary: Public Service or Propaganda?

PBS "Rise of the Drones" Documentary: Public Service or Propaganda? | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Questions of propriety have arisen regarding Lockheed Martin's contribution of funds to the production of a PBS drone documentary. By Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
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TOO COOL! Video of the unmanned aerial vehicle in scouting the ice in Nome, Alaska (USCG)

NOME, Alaska - David Glessel, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, demonstrates the Aeryon Scout, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAH) in Nome, Alaska Jan. 14, 2011. Th...
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Criminals and Terrorists Can Fly Drones Too

Criminals and Terrorists Can Fly Drones Too | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Remote-controlled aircraft and robot technology can be used for bad just as easily as for good
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Workshop addresses life with drones

Students and academics tackled those questions during a two-day workshop sponsored by CNU's Center for American Studies. The workshop, "The Reapers Come Home: Unmanned Systems, Domestic Surveillance and the Constitution" delved into the ethical, legal and practical challenges of flying robots over U.S. soil.

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DARPA's 1.8 Gigapixel Drone Camera Could See You Waving At It From 15,000 Feet

DARPA's 1.8 Gigapixel Drone Camera Could See You Waving At It From 15,000 Feet | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

One thing to note is that a drone can just hang out at 15,000 feet over a small city-sized area (roughly, half of Manhattan) and provide video surveillance of the whole thing. The other thing to note is that they are running machine vision on the moving objects, which means they are generating structured data out of the video, not just displaying the pictures.

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Drone technology takes off

Drone technology takes off | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Usually when you hear about drones, it's in reference to an air strike on suspected militants.

But they've also been used by a filmmaker to capture incredible views of mountains in Pakistan.
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31 killed as militants attack checkpoint in Lakki Marwat - response to US drones

31 killed as militants attack checkpoint in Lakki Marwat - response to US drones | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility, saying the attack was in response to a US drone strike in North Waziristan last month in which two commanders were killed.

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‘US not going to suspend drone attacks’

‘US not going to suspend drone attacks’ | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
The US says it is not going to suspend its drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia.
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Worried? New Drone-Mounted Camera Can Tell What You’re Wearing From 17,500 Feet

Worried? New Drone-Mounted Camera Can Tell What You’re Wearing From 17,500 Feet | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
A new camera developed by the Pentagon's research arm was highlighted in a recent special on PBS' "Nova" in an episode called "Rise of the Drones." It's a camera system so detailed it can discern specific movements and even what a subject is wearing.
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Drone Home

Drone Home | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
They fight and spy for America abroad. But what happens when drones return home?
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‘Rise of the Drones’ Is Mostly a PBS Infomercial for the Military Defense Industry | The Dissenter

‘Rise of the Drones’ Is Mostly a PBS Infomercial for the Military Defense Industry | The Dissenter | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
The widely-acclaimed PBS program, NOVA, premiered a documentary on unmanned aerial vehicles or drones.
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