Drones news, articles and information:
|5/9/2015 - A recent report from the Associated Press blared this headline: "AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists."
A news service treating its own in-house polling as "news" is not new by a long shot. However, speaking of long shots, the story itself and the poll it purports to "report"...|
|2/26/2015 - Scientists are now planning to use drones to carry out weather manipulation, a practice that was long described as being nothing more than a "conspiracy theory," despite a treaty signed by the U.S. in 1977 prohibiting the tactic from being used militarily.
A team of meteorologists with Nevada's Desert...|
|2/24/2015 - Mexico-based drug cartels are using technology to smuggle drugs into the United States, including small drones like one that crashed in a city located along the southwest border in California, authorities said.
As reported by Fox News and other media, police in the Mexican border city of Tijuana,...|
|11/28/2014 - Singapore company Infinium Robotics has just announced a new autonomous drone that delivers food to customers' tables at restaurants. The robotic flying drone carries meals and drinks from the kitchen to customers, hovering just beside the table to allow customers to remove their items. The drone then...|
|6/25/2014 - Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) have a wide range of uses, some good, and some bad. The most nefarious use for drones is for targeted killing operations. The U.S. military now justifies their secret drone killings, arguing that a targeted killing of a U.S. citizen is permissible under a 2001 law passed...|
|6/9/2014 - This is an important analysis article on what I believe will be a coming wave of "Kamikaze assassination micro drones" which will soon be affordable enough for everyday citizens to deploy against selected targets. Why is this discussion important? Because these micro drones have the very real potential...|
|1/15/2014 - What the U.S. Air Force and the CIA are doing in the skies around the world, the U.S. Navy wants to do under the seas: patrol them with weaponized drones.
Over the holiday season, the Navy recently pushed forward with a plan to build a fleet of "long endurance, transoceanic gliders harvesting all...|
|12/2/2013 - In news that has shocked the world, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has publicly announced an ambitious plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes using airborne robotic drones. The story was unveiled by 60 Minutes on Sunday.
More than a mere pipe dream, the so-called "Prime Air" delivery...|
|8/20/2013 - A Florida state government agency is planning to implement a unique and seemingly innocuous way to violate the privacy of some residents: deploy a spy drone and call it a "mosquito control" effort.
According to a local report, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is planning to begin implementing...|
|8/9/2013 - In response to a small Colorado town's proposal to place a bounty on drones, the Federal Aviation Administration is warning that anyone who shoots down an unmanned aerial vehicle risks fines and jail time.
Drones "hit by gunfire could crash, causing damage to persons or property on the ground, or...|
|8/2/2013 - The small town of Deer Trail, Colorado, is taking a progressive and admittedly novel approach to the threat of unmanned Obama drones entering its airspace. According to a recent Breitbart report, the town, located about one hour east of Denver, is considering the passage of an ordinance that would issue...|
|7/27/2013 - Have privacy protections contained within the Constitution's Fourth Amendment become completely irrelevant in this modern age of technology? More and more unelected federal bureaucrats sure think so, as evidenced in responses to questions from members of Congress by an official of the Federal Aviation...|
|7/12/2013 - As regular readers of Natural News are well aware, we track the state of freedom in America - food freedom, the freedom to buy and sell our goods, the right to live free of government interference and, most importantly, the right to be left alone.
Nowhere in the world is privacy as under assault...|
|6/24/2013 - The race is on for drone manufacturers around the world to develop ever-sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles for sale in what is becoming a highly competitive market. And though the primary "mission" of a drone is surveillance, a number of manufacturers are also developing armed models that can be...|
|6/19/2013 - Technology is constantly expanding, and this is particularly true when it comes to unmanned aerial vehicles. Drones are quickly gaining popularity with the military, government institutions and in the civilian sector and uses for UAVs are expected to expand dramatically in the years to come - so much...|
|6/8/2013 - The drumbeat of liberty and freedom continues to beat the loudest in Texas, as lawmakers there recently passed a bill that would outlaw the use of drones for surveillance.
According to the Houston Chronicle the bill, which has been passed by both the House and Senate, would also permit Texans to...|
|6/7/2013 - A new report says drones used by the U.S. Border Patrol and other border-related agencies are a waste of money because they serve no useful purpose - other than to boost the bottom line of defense contractors.
The report, by the Center for International Policy, finds that not only are drones less...|
|4/29/2013 - Don't look now, Southern Californians, but the remaining shreds of your privacy rights - and they are threadbare already, to be sure - are about to vanish into the dustbin of history, if the "see everything all of the time" crowd gets its way.
"Business and military interests" are pressuring politicians...|
|3/30/2013 - The country is set to become a nation of drones in the coming years, as experts predict an explosion of unmanned aerial vehicles numbering in the tens of thousands that will literally turn the U.S. into the surveillance society futurists have warned about.
What's more, not all of these drones will...|
|3/29/2013 - Today, U.S. political and military leaders may have the technological upper hand, as they say, in terms of emerging unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology, but what happens when other nations around the world - and especially "competitor" nations - get them as well?
Could they themselves become...|
|3/22/2013 - If you're a business owner, hobbyist or just a drone enthusiast, you need not apply for a permit with the Federal Aviation Administration to operate a drone. You won't get it, you see, because drone permits are being limited to the police and the military. Welcome to America, 2013, home of the Statist.
|3/21/2013 - In physics, there is an axiom that goes something like this: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The same principle can be applied to virtually every other aspect of life, including issues dealing with freedom and liberty.
As more and more Americans become concerned about the...|
|3/15/2013 - More and more Americans are becoming leery of the ever-widening use of drones by federal agencies and domestic law enforcement, which is in and of itself disturbing, but increasingly, college students are beginning to get nervous over a rise in drone applications to the Federal Aviation Administration...|
|3/14/2013 - Most of the recent news coverage involving drones has focused primarily on nefarious uses for them, such as the potential targeting of American citizens - as publicized recently by Sen. Rand Paul - and to spy on us without first establishing probable cause or reasonable suspicion.
But one man thinks...|
|3/7/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|2/21/2013 - We can no longer deny that the day of the total surveillance society is finally upon us, as scores of law enforcement agencies around the country file applications with the Federal Aviation Administration for the use of spy drones, despite concerns from civil rights groups that widespread incorporation...|
|2/19/2013 - More than a year after the Obama administration quietly murdered three American nationalists abroad using unmanned aerial drones, a federal judge has finally ruled that keeping the details of the killings a secret, as well as the motivation behind them, is not necessarily illegal. In her 75-page ruling,...|
|2/18/2013 - As drone usage proliferates among federal agencies and the U.S. military, an increasing number of states are fighting back with legislation aimed at limiting or banning outright the use of the unmanned surveillance vehicles in their airspace.
In fact, according to the American Civil Liberties Union,...|
|2/11/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|12/5/2012 - Now, it may be possible to keep track of the global war on terror in real time using a new app that lets you keep track of the latest U.S. drone strikes, though its developers warn it is not an app for the faint of heart.
The app, called "Dronestagram," is part of a new project that utilizes the...|
|11/7/2012 - "Drone journalism?" That could become part of the media lexicon in the next few years if a University of Nebraska program, um, takes off. But will it be ethical? Students there are examining that question, among others, such as how practical using drones to cover - or create - stories really is.
|10/12/2012 - Amid dubious government claims that the jobless rate is falling, some are actually suggesting that one way out of our dismal economy is to build more devices to keep an eye on us, namely drones.
One recent headline actually read, "UAV's Could Boost U.S. Economy," then went on to point out that the...|
|9/25/2012 - According to U.S. News & World Report, there will be as many as 30,000 drones patrolling American skies in a few years. The Feds claim these unmanned planes will perform border security, disaster relief and, of course, search for supposed terrorists. But they will also be looking down on people and...|
|8/22/2012 - Travelers to any mid-to-large city in the U.S. have seen the scores of so-called "traffic cameras" sitting atop signal lights at intersections. They've seen them lurking on buildings and byways in cities and towns. Surveillance cameras, it seems nowadays, are literally everywhere.
Well, the Surveillance...|
|8/10/2012 - Lawmakers and privacy advocates are becoming increasingly concerned about the rising number of drones used by federal, state and local governmental entities, an effort that is being coordinated through the Department of Homeland Security.
According to the nation's foremost anti-terrorist agency,...|
|7/16/2012 - Today across America, we're witnessing an explosion in the planned deployment of spy drones, military drones and surveillance drones, both for law enforcement use and military use. The FAA has granted permission for tens of thousands of drones to be flown in the skies of America, and companies like...|
|7/6/2012 - With all the negative news flying around these days concerning drones - and the potential negative constitutional impact they will ultimately have on American society - now comes news that researchers are taking the surveillance society up a notch by shrinking the observation platform.
|6/29/2012 - Most Americans can conjure up images of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, when terrorists hijacked jetliners and used them as guided, fuel-laden missiles to cause the most casualties.
Now, imagine those scenarios being played out on a smaller, but more frequent, scale, all across the country. It's possible,...|
|6/25/2012 - As the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to approve scores of drone applications for a range of federal, state and local agencies, concern among Americans and privacy groups is rising about the use of these drones for illegal surveillance.
The latest federal agency to potentially have...|
|6/6/2012 - Call it a judicious use of modern technology if you want to, but the fact is the increasing use of military-style drones for domestic surveillance is becoming alarming, and it's an issue that, sooner or later, either Congress or the courts are going to have to deal with as more Americans become concerned...|
|2/9/2012 - It's the most benign thing in the world. In fact, it's a concept whose time has come and it will only help protect us and keep us safe. Naturally, there's nothing to worry about because there won't be any abuse of the technology. After all, spy drones are already being used around the U.S.; what's the...|
|12/21/2011 - There was a time when ordinary citizens still had an expectation of the right to privacy, even in public, but as technology has improved over the past generation, so has the government's ability to get around the Constitution and the rule of law when it comes to keeping the common folk under surveillance.
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|1/10/2008 - Drones are now on the rise in the US for local, federal and private use. Taser International, the company that supplies American police and military forces nationwide and is being funded by our taxes, has announced development of a flying drone version of their hand-held electric shock Taser gun which...|
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