Bring on the drones! Virginia city readies for battle

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  Featured, News, Personal liberty, Virginia  /  1 Comment

EYE IN THE SKY: Unmanned, low-powered aerial drones can pack a high-tech punch.

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The home of Mr. Jefferson’s university is aiming to become the front line in a brewing battle over government’s use of aerial drones.

The Charlottesville City Council plans to vote on a resolution restricting the use of the high-tech flying spies.

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Miracle workers! Domestic drones unite Dems, GOP

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Featured, National, News  /  4 Comments

A Parrot AR Drone 2.0 is seen flying during a demonstration at the Consumer Electronics Show recently in Las Vegas. The drone has a built in camera and can be controlled with a smart phone. (AP Photo)

Part 1 of 2 in the series Surveillance State

 
By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Drones are wildly popular on the battlefield. Now they can claim victory elsewhere. The use of drones within U.S. borders — in car chases, to monitor wildfires, or for simple surveillance — is uniting political parties and people more often [...]

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