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Drones to surveil US population by 2015

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US authorities have presented a plan for the mass use of drones in American airspace. Though there have been few objections to the move so far, a global government surveillance drone program is likely to raise privacy concerns later on. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has presented a detailed plan for drones to roam across American skies within the next two ... Read More »

DARPA shows off 1.8-gigapixel surveillance drone, can spot a person from 20,000 feet

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DARPA and the US Army have taken the wraps off ARGUS-IS, a 1.8-gigapixel video surveillance platform that can resolve details as small as six inches from an altitude of 20,000 feet (6km), ExtremeTech reports. ARGUS is by far the highest-resolution surveillance platform in the world, and probably the highest-resolution camera in the world, period. ARGUS, which would be attached to some kind ... Read More »

30,000 drones to be unleashed over America for “Public Safety”

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Don’t be surprised if you catch a federal fleet of sneaky spy drones soaring over your head in the near future, but don’t be too terrified — it’s all in the name of public safety. The US Department of Homeland Security is asking the makers of small unmanned aerial vehicles to submit their crafts for consideration as the agency ramps ... Read More »

Who’s profiting? UK spends up to £2bn on deadly drones

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Britain has spent over £2bn on buying and developing deadly military drones in the last five years and is said to be spending more, as the flying devices are known for killing civilians in current US-led invasions. After the UK spent £2bn on funding the development of unmanned aircrafts in the past 5 years, it attempts to invest an extra ... Read More »

Europe to open its skies to drones by 2016

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In an obscure working document, the European Commission has announced it is working on plans to open European civil airspace to unmanned drones by 2016.  This follows the signing by President Obama earlier this year of the FAA Appropriations bill which mandated that US airspace must be opened to drones by 2015. The European Commission (EC) plan was revealed in ... Read More »

TV stations to start using military drones

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The military uses unmanned aerial vehicles to strike insurgents without being detected, and the FAA will soon regulate UAVs in America for policing purposes. Is journalism next to embrace drone technology to stay, literally, on top of the news? The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to have guidelines for domestic drone use set in stone by 2015, and by the ... Read More »

Australia moves to buy $3b spy drone fleet

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The Defence Force is quietly resurrecting plans to buy seven huge maritime surveillance spy drones at a cost of up to $3 billion. The unmanned aerial vehicles will be used for maritime surveillance and intercepting asylum seeker boats. The decision comes despite claims that the Royal Australian Air Force’s top commanders have long opposed the acquisition of unmanned aerial vehicles ... Read More »