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National Secrets and National Security

National Secrets and National Security | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

ON May 29, a New York Times article depicted President Obama as deciding case by case on secret drone-strike assassinations, personally poring over photos of prospective targets. Just three days later, a second article pulled the veil on the secret American cyberweapons program, providing a close narrative of how the president personally greenlighted the expansion of efforts to use computer code to destroy Iranian nuclear enrichment machines.

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US drone attack in southwestern Somalia kills 35

US drone attack in southwestern Somalia kills 35 | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
At least 35 people have been killed in the latest attacks by US assassination drones in Somalia.
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Look up in the sky and see a drone 

Look up in the sky and see a drone  | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, have been primarily used for surveillance and targeted killings in wars in faraway lands. Now, with apparently minimal debate, local police departments have begun using them for surveillance directed at American citizens.

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Hugo Chávez announces Kalashnikov and drone production

Hugo Chávez announces Kalashnikov and drone production | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

Venezuela has begun to assemble Kalashnikov assault rifles with help from Russia, and started producing surveillance drones, Hugo Chávez has said.

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RootsAction | Ban Weaponized Drones

RootsAction | Ban Weaponized Drones | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
I just signed the petition to ban weaponized drones that is going to be delivered to every possible national and international authority. I hope you can sign too and spread the word.
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Letter demands Obama explain legal justification for drone strikes

Letter demands Obama explain legal justification for drone strikes | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Letter signed by 26 Congre­ssmen warns collat­eral damage from drone strike­s risks increa­sing anti-Americ­an sentim­ents.
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Killer Drones Coming to A Sky Near You: Rosalind Peterson Reports

Darrin McBreen talks to Rosalind Peterson of California Sky Watch about the deadly consequences of the government using military unmanned drones here in America...

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Drones’ new weapon: P.R.

Drones’ new weapon: P.R. | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

The industry's fighting back, determined to remake its image... “We’re working on drafting the right message and how to get it out there.”

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‘Gray Eagle’ Drone Fails All the Time, But Army Still Wants More

‘Gray Eagle’ Drone Fails All the Time, But Army Still Wants More | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

The Gray Eagle is supposed to be the Army’s own version of the Air Force’s famous Predator drone. The Army wants its own version of the Predator so much, it’s spending hundreds of millions of dollars to develop and buy 164 of the things through the year 2022. Problem is, the Army is having trouble getting the drone to, y’know, work.

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Ban on Arming Domestic Drones: Let’s Draw a Line in the Sand

Ban on Arming Domestic Drones: Let’s Draw a Line in the Sand | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

Last week Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) and the House of Representatives drew an important line in the sand. Holt offered an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill to bar any DHS funding for “the purchase, operation, or maintenance of armed unmanned aerial vehicles.”

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Rand Paul: No warrant, no drone | Times247

Rand Paul: No warrant, no drone | Times247 | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., introduced legislation on Tuesday that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from using unmanned...
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Bluesky Launches Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Bluesky Launches Unmanned Aerial Vehicle | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Aerial survey company Bluesky has launched a fast response aerial survey service using state of the art unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones. The technology, originally developed by the military, includes Artificial Intelligence (AI) guided autopilot, high resolution integrated camera and environmentally friendly rechargeable propulsion system.
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Full Text of H.R. 5925: To protect individual privacy against unwarranted governmental intrusion through the use of the unmanned ... - GovTrack.us

H.R. 5925: To protect individual privacy against unwarranted governmental intrusion through the use of the unmanned aerial vehicles commonly called drones, and for other purposes.
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US 'mini-shuttle' returns to Earth after secret space mission

US 'mini-shuttle' returns to Earth after secret space mission | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
The US military's secret X-37B 'mini shuttle' lands in California after 15 months in orbit.
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Pew Poll: Obama World Support Drops, U.S. Only Nation Approving Drone Strikes « Tikun Olam-תיקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place

A new Pew poll of world opinion finds that approval of President Obama outside the U.S. has dropped precipitously since he took office.

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Everybody Wants a Drone! | Warscapes

Everybody Wants a Drone! | Warscapes | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

“The media is ‘Drones! Drones! Drones!’ and it’s not just American ones: On CNN, you see, okay, now Malaysia has a drone, and other countries say, ‘Aha! We want one!’ We’ve tripled our size in the last seven years. Asia, Africa, Latin America – it’s a snowball effect!”

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D.C. Circuit to Hear Dispute Over Drones in September - The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times

A federal appeals court in Washington has scheduled a hearing in a dispute between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Central Intelligence Agency over the government's use of drones in targeted killings.
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Revealed: 64 Drone Bases on American Soil

Revealed: 64 Drone Bases on American Soil | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

We like to think of the drone war as something far away, fought in the deserts of Yemen or the mountains of Afghanistan. But we now know it's closer than we thought. There are 64 drone bases on American soil. That includes 12 locations housing Predator and Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, which can be armed.

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This Chart Shows The Bilderberg Group's Connection To Everything In The World

This Chart Shows The Bilderberg Group's Connection To Everything In The World | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

An [excellent] argument for making the meetings be public.

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Pentagon Report Lists 110 Potential Drone Bases in the United States «

Pentagon Report Lists 110 Potential Drone Bases in the United States   « | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

If the fact that military drones are already being used in tandem with law enforcement in order to conduct warrantless surveillance on the American people wasn’t troubling enough, we now have a shocking list of 110 potential drone bases on U.S. soil.

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Military drone mistaken for ‘UFO’ along DC highways - DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG

A saucer-shaped object on a very wide flatbed truck had some people wondering if the government was moving a UFO in or near Washington, D.C., Wednesday night. The truck came south on I-270, then took the inner loop of the Capital Beltway from Montgomery County into Prince George's County.

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World holds US in contempt for drone attacks: Survey

World holds US in contempt for drone attacks: Survey | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

According to a Pew Research Center survey, in 17 out of 21 countries surveyed, especially in the Middle East, Mexico, and Greece, more than half of the people disapprove of US drone attacks on civilians.

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Flying robot picks itself up and relaunches after crashing - Gizmag

Flying robot picks itself up and relaunches after crashing - Gizmag | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Flying robot picks itself up and relaunches after crashingGizmagBy Ben Coxworth Researchers from the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems at Switzerland's EPFL federal research institute were inspired by the resilience of flying insects, and set out...
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The blood on Obama's hands | Avaaz

The blood on Obama's hands | Avaaz | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

Slate and the New America Foundation have created an interactive map which displays the location and kill count of reported drone strikes since 2004.

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