Hydra’s New World Order – Captain America: Winter Soldier

The Cold Winter Captain America: The Winter Soldier picks up after The Avengers saved New York City from aliens sent by Thanos and a nuclear missile dispatched by S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s superiors, the World Council; which is similar to the United Nations. Robert Redford plays Alexander Pierce, secretary of the World Council who turns out to be […]

Senate committee approves new whistleblower protection measures

ShareThis Senate committee approves new whistleblower protection measures 07 Nov 2013 A new Senate bill authorizing the next year’s worth of intelligence operations would force the public disclosure of civilian deaths in drone strikes and add protections for spy-sector whistleblowers that are being hailed by advocates. The bill, which was approved in the Senate intelligence […]

Maple Seed Drones Will Swarm the Future

ShareThis Maple Seed Drones Will Swarm the Future [Not if enough people *blow them out of the sky.*] 04 Jul 2012 Imagine a cheap, tiny, hovering aerial drone capable of being launched with the flick of a person’s wrist and able to provide manipulable 360-degree surveillance views. It’s real, it’s inspired by maple seeds, and […]

Drones vulnerable to terrorist hijacking, researchers say

ShareThis Drones vulnerable to terrorist hijacking, researchers say 25 Jun 2012 A small surveillance drone flies over an Austin stadium, diligently following a series of GPS waypoints that have been programmed into its flight computer. Then, as if some phantom has given the drone a self-destruct order, it hurtles toward the ground… Professor Todd Humphreys […]

Congress Should Ban Armed Drones Before Cops in Texas Deploy One

(THE ATLANTIC)   A deputy in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department says his agency is thinking of adding tear gas or rubber bullets to the aircraft it already owns. You’d think Montgomery County, Texas, would’ve learned its lesson. In 2011, when its Sheriff’s Office was preparing to become the first police agency in America to order […]

U.S. Plans to Arm Italy’s Drones

ShareThis U.S. Plans to Arm Italy’s Drones 29 May 2012 The Obama administration plans to arm Italy’s fleet of Reaper drone aircraft, a move that could open the door for sales of advanced hunter-killer drone technology to other allies, according to lawmakers and others familiar with the matter. The sale would make Italy the first […]

Iraq acquiring drones from US to guard oil installations

ShareThis Mission accomplished! Iraq acquiring drones from US to guard oil installations 21 May 2012 Iraq is acquiring unmanned surveillance drones from the United States as part of efforts to boost bilateral relations and also to beef up security of its oil installations and energy fuel exports amid growing tensions in the region. The US […]

Drones Up to 25 Pounds Allowed for U.S. Safety Agencies

ShareThis Drones Up to 25 Pounds Allowed for U.S. Safety Agencies 15 May 2012 Public safety agencies will be able to operate unmanned aircraft with fewer restrictions, in the first changes in U.S. regulations that Congress ordered to broaden domestic use of non-military drones. Police, fire and similar departments will be able to fly drones […]

Homeland Security drones patrol Washington-B.C. border

ShareThis Homeland Security drones patrol Washington-B.C. border 28 Apr 2012 The federal government’s unmanned drones patrolling the U.S.-Canadian border are venturing into Washington state’s airspace. In testimony before a U.S. Senate panel this week, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said northern border surveillance using unmanned aerial aircraft now expands from North Dakota to eastern Washington. […]

FAA Coughs Up Info On Where Drones Are Being Flown And Who’s Flying Them

ShareThis FAA Coughs Up Info On Where Drones Are Being Flown And Who’s Flying Them 20 Apr 2012 If you don’t like drones, it’s time to move to Hawaii. It’s one of the few places in the U.S. where no licenses have been issued for unmanned air flights. If you prefer the mainland, North Carolina, […]