Surveillance Drones

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police will be surveilling various parts of the province with the help of drone cameras. The cameras will especially help keep a close check on sensitive areas, political gatherings and areas where emergency has been declared. For more details, watch this report. … read more at: http://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2016/06/kp-police-to-use-drone-cameras-for-surveillance/

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan/CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada When U.S. drones obliterated a car carrying Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour last month, it was the kind of targeted killing that unmanned aircraft are best known for. But 15 years after a drone first fired missiles in combat, the U.S. military’s drone program has expanded far beyond specific […]

Following a series of Pentagon military maneuvers in the South China Sea, Beijing has reportedly signaled its readiness to put an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in place in the region. Before that, China’s BZK-005 surveillance drone was spotted on Woody Island in the eastern Paracels. “Woody Island has been at the center of China’s slow but sure bid to increase its power projection capabilities in the […]

Following a series of Pentagon military maneuvers in the South China Sea, Beijing has reportedly signaled its readiness to put an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in place in the region. Before that, China’s BZK-005 surveillance drone was spotted on Woody Island in the eastern Paracels. “Woody Island has been at the center of China’s slow but sure bid to increase its power projection capabilities in the […]

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — “General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA ASI)… announced the successful operational testing of a detect-and-avoid system including GA-ASI’s Due Regard Radar aboard a CBP Guardian UAS, a maritime variant of GA-ASI’s Predator B,” the release stated. The detect-and-avoid system also includes Honeywell’s Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System and Sensor Tracker, the release noted. The successful completion […]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 26, 2016) – On Monday, the California Assembly passed a bill that would restrict warrantless drone surveillance by state and local law enforcement. If ultimately signed into law, the legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Assemblyman Bill […]

U.S. security officials are evaluating a new unmanned aircraft system — with potential uses for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and security applications — from a local company that is developing drone technology in Simi Valley. AeroVironment Inc., which also has offices in Monrovia where the company develops efficient quick-charging technology for electric vehicles, announced Monday that […]

U.S. security officials are evaluating a new unmanned aircraft system — with potential uses for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and security applications — from a local company that is developing drone technology in Simi Valley. AeroVironment Inc., which also has offices in Monrovia where the company develops efficient quick-charging technology for electric vehicles, announced Monday that […]

“This operation demonstrates, as President Obama has stated, that the United States will fly, sail, and operate wherever international law allows,” Cmdr. Bill Urban, a Pentagon spokesman, told The Washington Post. “That is [as] true in the South China Sea as in other places around the globe.” … read more at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/20/china-s-giant-spy-drone-stalks-foreign-warships.html

For some reason, whenever people worry about drones, they seem to worry about sunbathers. In an article for this month’s Futurography course on the alleged creepiness of drones, Margot E. Kaminski traces some of those references to accidental exhibitionists, proposing that they zero in on many of our most prominent anxieties about surveillance. “The problem […]