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DHS sued for use of Predator drones inside America

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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been sued by an American Internet privacy advocacy group for its refusal to explain the use of Predator drones inside the United States. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced on Wednesday that it has filed a legal suit against the DHS in …

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The drone that killed my grandson

Abdul al-awlaki

I learned that my 16-year-old grandson, Abdulrahman — a United States citizen — had been killed by an American drone strike from news reports the morning after he died. The missile killed him, his teenage cousin and at least five other civilians on Oct. 14, 2011, while the boys were …

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Poll: U.S. citizens approve of drone killings

If we are to believe the Pew Research Center, more than half of the American public support targeted assassinations (including innocent women and children) with drones. “Americans are the clear outliers on this issue,” the pollster reports today. “62% approve of the drone campaign, including most Republicans (74%), independents (60%) and Democrats …

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Relatives of US citizens killed by drones in Yemen sue Pentagon and CIA

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Relatives of three US citizens killed in non-UN sanctioned US assassination drone strikes in Yemen have sued senior officials at the US Defense Department and the CIA. According to the lawsuit filed on Wednesday, the killings of US-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, his 16-year-old son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki and naturalized US …

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Memo authorising drone attacks on US citizens released

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The memo used to justify the legal killing of American citizens on foreign soil by drone strikes has finally been released Monday by the Department of Justice after months of legal wrangling and pressure from the ACLU and New York Times. The legal request for the memo came about after …

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Israeli bases ‘were filmed by drone’

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Iran has images of sensitive Israeli military bases taken by a drone that was launched by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and downed by Israel earlier this month, a senior Iranian lawmaker claimed yesterday. It was the latest boast from Tehran about purported advances in the capabilities of its unmanned aircraft. The …

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Northrop Grumman’s new unmarked gray helicopter drone

Northrop Grumman’s Unmarked Gray Helicopter Drone

Infowars has obtained a photograph of an unmarked gray helicopter drone manufactured by Northrop Grumman which could be used to spy on Americans domestically. The image was sent to us by someone high up within Northrop Grumman, who told us that the drone is small enough to transported on the …

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Drones being used to target suspected LAPD killer Chris Dorner

Christopher Dorner

As authorities intensify the manhunt for accused LAPD-killer Christopher Dorner, law enforcement agencies are doing everything under the sun to search for their suspect, apparently even deploying drones. The specifics regarding the tools being used to track Dorner, a 33-year-old former Los Angeles Police Department officer suspected in three recent murders, …

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US Air Force scrubs drone strike data from reports

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As the US military continues to court scrutiny regarding drone use, the Air Force has stopped sharing information on the number of drone strikes in Afghanistan. Going one step further, it has removed those statistics from prior reports on its website. The Air Force’s Central Command began keeping track of …

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Next-gen US drone: now equipped with ‘death ray’ laser

Airplane laser

The next generation of military drones, unveiled by a leading US manufacturer, will not just carry a limited supply of rockets – but will likely be fitted with an ultra-light laser, capable of repeatedly destroying objects at the speed of light. “It would give us an unlimited magazine,” a person close …

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Google to Wi-Fi entire planet with 180 satellites

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The world wide web may seem like a global community, but two-thirds of the planet still remain without access. Now, Google is planning to change this by launching a fleet of 180 satellites to provide web access for the 4.8 billion people not yet online, according to sources close to …

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Australia to buy US drones for domestic use

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Australia has announced it will buy unmanned surveillance drones from the US to protect its borders and commercial interests. The fleet, to be based in Adelaide, would provide the defence force “with unprecedented maritime surveillance capabilities”, PM Tony Abbott said. The drones would also be used to protect energy resources, …

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EU planning to own and operate spy drones and an air force

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The European Union is pondering an EU Commission proposal to acquire a fleet of surveillance drones, satellites, and planes as part of an “ambitious action” to boost the European defense industry. It follows revelations of the NSA’s spying programs. The European Commission has issued a 17-page report, proposing some concrete steps …

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US approves drones for civilian use

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued certificates for two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use. The move is expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operation later this summer. The two unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are the Scan Eagle X200 and Aero Vironment’s PUMA. They both …

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Drone strike kills 15 wedding party-goers in Yemen

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Fifteen people who had been heading to a wedding in Yemen have been killed in an air strike. Local media reported that a drone attack had been responsible, and the party-goers had been hit instead of an Al-Qaeda convoy. “An air strike missed its target and hit a wedding car …

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Victims of US drone strike testify before Congress

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[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raKl5lO82js[/youtube]   The victims of a drone strike alleged to be launched last year by the United States spoke to members of Congress on Tuesday and urged the US government to stop killing civilians with weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles. Rafiq ur Rehman, a primary school teacher from North …

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Death from above: Navy drone logo features Grim Reaper

New killer drone that “thinks for itself” rolled out. The US Navy, which has just revealed the latest development in stealth drone technology, is using a logo for its unmanned aviation program that literally features the angel of Death, clothed in a black cloak with a hood, holding aloft a …

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