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The FBI is trying to keep secret 4,750 pages of documents on its drone program

... about FBI drone operations, including where the drones come from, sources of funding, training documentation, and policies and ... information about the FBI’s source and funding of [drones], [drone] training, and policies concerning [drone] use domestically ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 01/08/2015 - 16:35 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Domestic Drone Surveillance Usage: Threats and Opportunities for Regulation

... Overview Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, are an emerging and rapidly-expanding development in domestic ... to develop regulations to facilitate the growing usage of drones in domestic airspace.  [5] Drones are best known ...

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News round-up: Police torture in Chicago, DOJ threats to prosecute unpopular speech, and high tech surveillance

... councilor is advancing a measure that would ban all drones from flying above the city's skies—except for those flown by ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 02/24/2015 - 13:27 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Snowden at SXSW: Be very concerned about the trickle down of NSA surveillance to local police

... States. As these get cheaper…they’re put on drones that can orbit perpetually, it’s going to become more and more of ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 03/15/2015 - 12:36 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Report: NYPD considering armed drones

... is "seriously considering" procuring weaponized drones. Officials are making the usual argument (Terror!) to justify this ... bigger would be noticed from miles away. "Big drones show up on radar, so you would need small drones to pull this off," ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 11/12/2014 - 14:39 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Take action now to support drone privacy legislation

... The video is pretty funny, but domestic surveillance drones are no laughing matter. Luckily, the ACLU of Massachusetts and ... legislators are prepared.    Drones are stealth aerial surveillance machines.  They are flown remotely, ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 06/25/2013 - 09:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Cops in the Commonwealth: The pitfalls of militarized, federalized policing

... FBI and some police departments have also acquired spy drones , and more than 80 other police departments, federal agencies and ... for command centers and unmanned aircraft (drones). In 2012, the Springfield Police Department applied for JAG funding ...

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See through the wall sensors came to US police from military

... federal agents have been using for years in secret? Like drones and other surveillance technologies, they migrated back to the United ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 01/22/2015 - 17:06 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

DHS Allows State and Local Governments to Buy Spy Drones?

Get the latest news on drones. As of November 2011, DHS maintained a fleet of seven unmanned drones, which it says it uses to patrol the southwest border alongside Mexico. ... that the agency was going to acquire yet three more drones, even though it admitted that it did not have enough pilots to ...

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Privacy hawk in Cambridge attacks drone

Please note that by playing this clip YouTube and Google will place a long term cookie on your computer. A hobbyist was flying his drone at Magazine Beach park in Cambridge, MA when a hawk attacked it. Privacy hawk, indeed. ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 10/14/2014 - 10:38 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

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