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Massachusetts law enforcement agencies prepare to buy surveillance drones, but we aren't ready

... engaged in the procurement process to obtain surveillance drones, according to news reports. Police in Chicopee have twice borrowed a ... Massachusetts to regulate how police can use surveillance drones. There's an easy fix: the Drone Privacy Act , which currently ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 05/01/2015 - 13:46 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Hamas says Israel sent a butterfly drone to Gaza to look for captured Israeli soldiers

... reports that Hamas says Israel is using butterfly-shaped drones equipped with what sounds like facial recognition technology to locate ... soldiers stored in the memory-ware. Much like drones and surveillance balloons used by Israel over Gaza, al-Majd states the ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 04/09/2015 - 13:19 - 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 ...

Page - sosadmin - 05/07/2013 - 18:10 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Senators introduce legislation to require a warrant for aerial surveillance

Senators Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Dean Heller (R-Nevada) have introduced legislation that would require law enforcement officials, including the FBI and Marshal 's service, to obtain a probable cause warrant before conducting a ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 06/17/2015 - 13:57 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

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

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

Privacy battle heats up as Governor of Virginia sides with cops over legislature, Tea Party, ACLU, former attorney general

My colleagues in Virginia have heroically managed to get critical pieces of privacy legislation through the state legislature only for the Democratic governor to balk as they land on his desk. As the Virginia Watchdog puts it , when it ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 04/16/2015 - 13:46 - 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 ...

Page - sosadmin - 04/28/2012 - 15:09 - 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

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

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