Hundreds of Drone Pilots Training in New Mexico Desert to Meet Booming Military Demand

April 25, 2013 in News

Reuters (via Sydney Morning Herald) | The tide of war may be receding, as President Barack Obama is fond of saying, but US military demand for unmanned drones and their remote pilots is growing.

Rand Paul has not flip-flopped on Drones, He’s been consistently wrong

April 24, 2013 in TOR Blog, TOR TV

Guillermo Jimenez | Rand Paul has not flipped flopped on the issue of drones. He’s been very consistent. He has said, repeatedly now, the State can and should execute Americans via hellfire missile death from the sky machines – IF, they pose an imminent threat – including thieves, having just robbed a store.

Brennan ‘Suspected’ Teenage Awlaki ‘Had Been Killed Intentionally’

April 23, 2013 in News

John Glaser | A former senior official in the Obama administration tells Scahill that John Brennan, current CIA Director and the President’s counterterrorism adviser at the time, “suspected” Abdulrahman Awlaki, the 16-year old son of Anwar al-Awlaki, had been deliberately targeted

Obama Is Lying Through His Teeth About the Drone War

April 11, 2013 in News

John Glaser | For drone war advocates, the legitimacy of the targeted killing program rests on the notion that those targets pose a threat to America and US troops in neighboring Afghanistan. The AUMF and the principle of “imminence” supposedly…

Anti-Drone Hoodie: Can It Really Protect You From the Government’s Eyes in the Sky?

April 5, 2013 in News

PolicyMic | Designer Adam Harvey has created a clothing solution to the problem of unmanned surveillance drones: a cropped, shoulder-length hooded cover that hides the individual who wears it. While the “anti-drone hoodie” is a just prototype…

The Drone Wars Come Home: ‘Stalkers’ in the Cities, ‘Predators’ Along the Border

March 26, 2013 in News

U.S. News & World Report | While most of us are aware of the lethal Predator drones that target terrorists outside the United States, not many know that this very same technology (minus the missiles) is coming to America in a big way…

Nanny State Mayor Bloomberg on Big Brother, Drones: “Get Used To It”

March 25, 2013 in News

New York Post | Like it or not, the eye in the sky will soon be following your every move, according to Mayor Bloomberg. “You can’t keep the tides from coming in,” the mayor remarked when asked about drones on his weekly radio show.

Resistance Builds Against Law Enforcement Drone Programs Amid Privacy, Safety Concerns

March 23, 2013 in News

Declan McCullagh | Concerns about privacy, facial recognition, cell phone tracking, and infrared surveillance have dealt a setback to law enforcement’s growing enthusiasm for aerial drones.

DOJ Zealously Prosecuted Swartz, But Ignored Pirated Drone Software Sold to CIA

March 18, 2013 in News

Bill Conroy | It turns out that the same prosecutors who chose to bury Swartz under an avalanche of computer-fraud charges chose not to pursue prosecution of another far more serious alleged corporate computer crime…

Drone Debate in Texas Puts Public Opinion At Odds with Industry Special Interest Groups

March 18, 2013 in News

Austin American-Statesman | Even as both Texas senators in Washington were joining a filibuster that raised questions this month about the Obama administration’s policy on drone strikes on U.S. soil, the prevalence of the small unmanned aircraft in their own state was growing…