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Drone Glut Leading to Data Storage Issues

Drone Glut Leading to Data Storage Issues | Upsetment | Scoop.it

Over the past decade and a half, unmanned aerial vehicles have been used extensively to collect intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information. That has led to an enormous — and growing — amount of data that government officials must sort through and securely store. One company has proposed what it says is a better and cheaper way to manage it.

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I suggest they put it all on Instagram and call it the great national selfie. Alternatively, maybe we should stop spying on ourselves as a nation and perhaps also stop trying to become Big Brother.

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U.S. Drone Hits Pakistan for 2nd Time in 12 Hours

U.S. Drone Hits Pakistan for 2nd Time in 12 Hours | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The strikes were apparently aimed at the Haqqani network, a Taliban-allied faction that until last month held the American soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl hostage.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

One reason for the Bergdahl deal was to free our CIA drone operations against the Haqqani bases. The Haqqani are a smaller group allied with the Taliban, also Pashtun but from a specific clan and under separate leadership. Of course, they, too, were funded and supported by the U.S. when the Soviet Union's forces were in Afghanistan.

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Drone flights overhead cause stress for black bears, study says

Drone flights overhead cause stress for black bears, study says | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Drones operated by researchers may have unintended consequences for wildlife, warns the lead author of a new study showing the buzzing of unmanned aerial vehicles overhead can leave black bears stressed, with racing hearts.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

It is a given in science that the process of studying something has its own effects. Therefore, scientists, especially those studying animals, must have a clear sense of responsibility and take care to not do harm. Drones are not toys but invasive incursions into the environment.

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