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US drone strike kills three militants in NWaziristan: officials

US drone strike kills three militants in NWaziristan: officials | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
A US drone attack on a militant vehicle in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border killed three insurgents on Wednesday, security officials said.
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Israel encrypts UAVs as cyberwar widens – UPI.com «

Israel encrypts UAVs as cyberwar widens – UPI.com « | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Israel's military is expected shortly to take delivery of an advanced model of the Skylark 1 unmanned aerial vehicle that will be equipped with electronic jammers that will block efforts to intercept surveillance data.
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Drone warfare and the Geneva Convention - E & T Magazine

The recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia have seen increased use of Autonomous Weapons Systems (AWS). But the use of these systems is changing. What were once seen as passive reconnaissance and surveillance drones are now changing to a strike role as semi-autonomous weapons platforms that raise several moral, ethical and legal concerns about their use.
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Sen. Mike Lee: Domestic drone use 'worries me' | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner

Sen. Mike Lee: Domestic drone use 'worries me' | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

Sen. Mike Lee R-Utah explained in an interview with the Washington Examiner this morning that the use of surveillance drones in the United States should cause privacy concerns amongst lawmakers.

"It worries me," Lee said, citing the United States Constitution. "The Fourth Amendment was designed to protect the reasonable expectation of privacy that individuals have in their homes."

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defence.professionals | defpro.com

The integration of drones or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) needs to be expedited, the Senate Armed Services Committee said in its report on the FY2013 defense authorization bill last week.

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Rep. Ellison: Drone strikes make enemies for America Dark Politicks

Rep. Ellison: Drone strikes make enemies for America Dark Politicks | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
At the recent Netroots Nation conference in Rhode Island, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said that Congress should be very concerned with the use of drones.
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As Drone Strikes Increase, So Do Concerns Over Use : NPR

As Drone Strikes Increase, So Do Concerns Over Use : NPR | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Drones have become the U.S. weapon of choice in the fight against terrorism. But critics say the United States needs to be careful because its rationale for the use of the high-tech weapons could be abused by others.
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US military using lightweight mini-drones launched from battlefield

US military using lightweight mini-drones launched from battlefield | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

The US military has issued soldiers in Afghanistan with a new class of lightweight unmanned drone known as the Switchblade, which can be carried in a backpack and used on the battlefield in place of an air strike.

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Sen. Paul Introduces Bill to Protect Americans Against Unwarranted Drone Surveillance Rand Paul | United States Senator

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Sen. Rand Paul introduced legislation into the Senate that protects individual privacy against unwarranted governmental intrusion through the use of the unmanned aerial vehicles commonly known as drones.
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Obama's Drone Wars and the Normalization of Extrajudicial Murder

Obama's Drone Wars and the Normalization of Extrajudicial Murder | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

In an address at the Woodrow Wilson Center in August 2007, Obama criticized the Bush administration for putting forward a "false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we demand", and swore to provide "our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our constitution and our freedom".

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The U.S. Military is Operating Drones Domestically and Sharing Data with Law Enforcement «

The U.S. Military is Operating Drones Domestically and Sharing Data with Law Enforcement   « | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

As many are now well aware, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is pushing for the integration of drones into the national airspace, especially for use by law enforcement and unsurprisingly a bill was passed and signed into law doing just that.

 

This is disturbing to some, for good reason.

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Obama's Drone Strikes: Self-Serving and Short-Sighted? - The Atlantic

Obama's Drone Strikes: Self-Serving and Short-Sighted? - The Atlantic | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
The AtlanticObama's Drone Strikes: Self-Serving and Short-Sighted?The AtlanticBy Robert Wright This week opponents of President Obama's prolific use of drone strikes hit the elite-media trifecta.
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Navy Unmanned Drone Crashes on Maryland's Eastern Shore, $186 Million Burns

Navy Unmanned Drone Crashes on Maryland's Eastern Shore, $186 Million Burns | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
A nearly $200 million U.S. Navy unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed during a test flight Monday in an unpopulated  marshy area of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
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Study shows widespread global opposition to US drone attacks - Stars and Stripes

Study shows widespread global opposition to US drone attacks - Stars and Stripes | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Stars and StripesStudy shows widespread global opposition to US drone attacksStars and StripesAir Force Airman 1st Class Justin Cole communicates with the pilot of an unmanned aerial vehicle prior to a night mission.
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Rand Paul Launches a Preemptive Strike Against Domestic Drone Use - The Atlantic

Rand Paul Launches a Preemptive Strike Against Domestic Drone Use - The Atlantic | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

The Kentucky senator proposed legislation that would force police to follow the Constitution by getting a warrant before using unmanned...

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EPA surveillance drones concern agriculture industry | Government content from Western Farm Press

EPA surveillance drones concern agriculture industry | Government content from Western Farm Press | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

The EPA has been using military-style drone planes to secretly observe livestock operations.  Their rational is that this aerial surveillance is a cost-effective means of ensuring compliance with the Clean Water Act.

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Americans oppose using drones to catch speeders, poll finds

Americans oppose using drones to catch speeders, poll finds | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

...fewer than one in four supported using drones to issue speeding tickets. And four out of five voiced at least some concerns about their privacy if law enforcement officers used drones with high-tech cameras.

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Navy drone crashes into Chesapeake Bay: What's a drone doing in Maryland skies? (Video) | Washington Times Communities

Navy drone crashes into Chesapeake Bay: What's a drone doing in Maryland skies? (Video) | Washington Times Communities | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
The big question is what was a drone doing flying above a civilian area?
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Patrick Cockburn: America is deluded by its drone-warfare propaganda

Patrick Cockburn: America is deluded by its drone-warfare propaganda | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
As the US and its allies ponder what to do about Syria, one suggestion advanced by the protagonists of armed intervention is to use unmanned drones to attack Syrian government targets.
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Border agency overextended on drone program

Border agency overextended on drone program | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
The Homeland Security Department ordered so many drones it can’t keep them all flying and doesn’t have a good plan for how to use them, according to a new audit that the department’s inspecto...
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Obama ramps up covert war in Yemen - CNN.com

Obama ramps up covert war in Yemen - CNN.com | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

(CNN) -- President Obama is celebrated and criticized for greatly accelerating the number of CIA drone attacks in Pakistan, but the similar covert war that he has launched in Yemen has received considerably less attention. The Obama administration has launched an estimated 28 drone strikes and 13 air strikes in Yemen, according to data compiled by the New America Foundation from reliable news reports

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Drone Killings a Sexual Thrill for Obama

Drone Killings a Sexual Thrill for Obama | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it

In an interview published June 4 with his source "White House Insider," (WHI) blogger Ulsterman (UM) points to facts long-known among insiders, regarding Obama's obsessive sexual stimulation from viewing and reviewing film footage of the drone killings he has ordered — reminiscent of Hitler's orders that the torture-executions of the July, 1944 coup plotters be filmed for his enjoyment.

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Iran Produce New Shaparak Unmanned Aerial Vehicle | Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) News | Unmanned.co.uk

Iran Produce New Shaparak Unmanned Aerial Vehicle | Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) News | Unmanned.co.uk | #DroneWatch | Scoop.it
Iranian aviation experts have produced a new indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which possesses high capabilities and versatile features to meet its (RT @ShappiKhorsandi: My full name,Shaparak means 'butterfly' and, er, drone“@odhoenator:"Iran...
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Defense Daily :: Defense Daily UAV Webinar

Policing, Privacy and the Growing Domestic Market for UAV's As technology for unmanned systems becomes more advanced the need to police the activity becomes more prevalent. In early 2012 Obama signed new ...
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