Jul 11, 2014

Amazon to FAA: Let us take flight

Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.

May 22, 2014

C. William Michaels: Maryland and the challenge of domestic drones

The controversy of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, armed with Hellfire missiles targeting supposed Al-Qaeda members in various countries—mostly Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia—is widely known.

Dec 30, 2013

Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

LAS VEGAS — The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies. Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia will host the research sites, providing diverse climates, geography and air traffic environments, […]

Dec 12, 2013

Bipartisan bills would limit police use of tech

Two senators — a Democrat and a Republican — will team up in the General Assembly on a legislative package to limit law enforcement’s ability to use cellphone, airborne-drone and license-place tracking of criminal suspects.

Sep 26, 2013

FBI has spent $3M on drones since 2006, Justice report says

WASHINGTON — The FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Thursday. The disclosure came in a new report by the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, who revealed that the department also […]

Mar 29, 2013

Drone industry worries about privacy backlash

WASHINGTON — It’s a good bet that in the not-so-distant future aerial drones will be part of Americans’ everyday lives, performing countless useful functions. A far cry from the killing machines whose missiles incinerate terrorists, these generally small, unmanned aircraft will help farmers more precisely apply water and pesticides to crops, saving money and reducing […]

Mar 10, 2013

Jack L.B. Gohn: An informed debate begins about drones

Those of us who have been urging disclosure of the legal reasoning behind the Administration’s drone killings policy have received nothing but vindication from the vital debate that ensued after the leakage last month of the Congressional Briefing, the so-called Department of Justice White Paper culled from Office of Legal Counsel memoranda. Even though this was surely but a sampling of the OLC [...]

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