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Truth Revealed: U.S. Predator Drones are Here, Loaned Out to Locals and for the War on Drugs

For years now, the U.S. Government has been hiding information about how it uses its Predator drones (military-grade flying robots) over domestic airspace. Some general indications of “alternative” uses had leaked out, but we didn’t know the true scale of domestic Predator drone deployment until this week, when the Electronic Frontier Foundation won a lawsuit [...]

How We're Talking About Drones Today

Yesterday, Peregrin Wood noted the leaking of a previously secret legal document written by the presidential administration of Barack Obama, a document that justifies the killing of American citizens who have been convicted of no crime, without the right to a trial and even without charges being brought to a criminal court. The tool for [...]

Unmanned Drones To Go Spying Under The Sea

Until Congress gets rid of the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act, laws that enable excessive, out of control government espionage against American citizens, no money should be approved to fund technology that can be used to spy against us more effectively, whether that technology is deployed in the sky, on the ground, or under the sea. [...]

Corporate Blogger Tells Non-Corporate Bloggers to Give Up, Go Home and Leave the Field to the Corporations

A fair condensation of Paul Boutin’s “friendly advice” in his latest Wired column:

1. If you’re a non-corporate person thinking about launching a blog, don’t. 2. If you’re a non-corporate person who has a blog, abandon it. 3. After all, media corporations are dominating the blogs now, 4. And you can’t hope to compete with [...]