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US Increases Illegal Spy Drones Flights Over Iran

Heightened concerns over Iran’s potential development of a nuclear weapon have prompted the United States to increase its surveillance efforts overseas in the past two months, a new report claims. The Wall Street Journal alleges this week that the US has ramped-up its number of spy drone missions over the Bushehr nuclear reactor ever since fuel rods were unexpectedly discharged from the facility in October, ...

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Drones Kill Far More Innocents Than ‘Militants’

Monday, December 03, 2012 - DESPITE strong opposition by Pakistan, US continue to launch missile strikes with intervals in different areas of FATA through its drones causing losses of innocent lives. On Saturday in a similar strike four people were killed and several others injured creating lot of resentment among the tribal people. 
 We believe that air space violation of Pakistani territory through drones ...

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US Drone Crashes Increasing

The US military’s assassination and spy drones, remotely piloted by operation centers on the ground, have been crashing at civilian airports in foreign countries at a growing rate, a report reveals. A review of “thousands of pages of unclassified Air Force investigation reports,” obtained by US daily the Washington Post indicates that the drones flying from civilian airports “have been plagued by setbacks,” ...

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Pentagon: A Human Will Always Decide When a Robot Kills You

The Pentagon wants to make perfectly clear that every time one of its flying robots releases its lethal payload, it’s the result of a decision made by an accountable human being in a lawful chain of command. Human rights groups and nervous citizens fear that technological advances in autonomy will slowly lead to the day when robots make that critical decision for themselves. But according to a new policy di ...

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FAA: Drone Operators Have Zero Privacy Obligations

In a response to questions from lawmakers, the Federal Aviation Authority admitted that surveillance drone operators have zero privacy obligations, prompting Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) to complain that the federal agency is greasing the skids for authorities to gather private information on regular Americans. 
 Markey and Barton, who co-chair the congressional privacy caucus, sent a ...

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Obama Legalizes The Illegal, Targets Innocents

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was bitterly right when he said US President Barack Obama “seems to be a nice man, and that is precisely the problem” and aptly described him as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”. Under the pretext of combating terrorism, Obama has followed in the footsteps of former President George Bush and even intensified the killer drone attacks in different parts of the world, a move which ...

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Obama ‘Drone Rulebook’ Condemned By Rights Groups

President Barack Obama's administration is in the process of drawing up a formal rulebook that will set out the circumstances in which targeted assassination by unmanned drones is justified, according to reports. The New York Times, citing two unnamed sources, said explicit guidelines were being drawn up amid disagreement between the CIA and the departments of defense, justice and state over when lethal act ...

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Future CHP – Drone Versions Of Cars And Motorcycles?

Here, the highway patrol vehicles of the future will be mostly self-driving, if you accept the solutions offered by the entries in this year's Design Challenge, an annual competition organized in conjunction with the Los Angeles auto show. For the last nine years, the Design Challenge has invited automakers' advanced design studios to dream up proposals for sci-fi automotive futures tied to specific themes, ...

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Drone makers push Congress to open skies to surveillance

Are unmanned aircraft, known to have difficulty avoiding collisions, safe to use in America's crowded airspace? And would their widespread use for surveillance result in unconstitutional invasions of privacy? Experts say neither question has been answered satisfactorily. Yet the federal government is rushing to open America's skies to tens of thousands of the drones - pushed to do so by a law championed by ...

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US Drone Submarine Hunter To Patrol Oceans

The United States Department of Defense is in the initial stages of creating unmanned drone submarines that will navigate the oceans, tracking and following enemy subs for months at a time. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is responsible for developing new military technologies, started the project because “the growing number of adversaries able to build and operate quiet diesel ...

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DHS Wants To Double Predator Drone Fleet In The US

Despite renewed criticism from both parties in Congress that domestic drones pose a privacy danger to US citizens—and a report from its own Inspector General recommending to stop buying them—the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has indicated it wants to more than double its fleet of Predator drones used to fly surveillance missions inside the United States. Yesterday, California Watch reported that DHS ...

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Remote, Secret US Military Drone Base

Around the clock, about 16 times a day, drones take off or land at a U.S. military base here, the combat hub for the Obama administration’scounterterrorism wars in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. Some of the unmanned aircraft are bound for Somalia, the collapsed state whose border lies just 10 miles to the southeast. Most of the armed drones, however, veer north across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen, ano ...

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