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$70 Drone Shield wants to protect you from flying spies

There are quite a lot of people who are seriously concerned about maintaining their privacy in an age where aerial drones – like the Parrot AR – are increasingly easy to build…

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Reports detail CIA war crimes in Pakistan

A series of recent articles by journalist Mark Mazzetti published in the New York Times have shed further light on the activities of the US Central Intelligence Agency in Pakistan. Mazzetti’s articles…

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Reports Say Pakistani Spy Agency ISI Secretly Collaborated In CIA Drone War

  Investigative journalists working out of Washington and Islamabad are making claims of secret collaborations between the CIA and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency as part of a covert…

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DARPA’s new TERN program aims for eyes in the sky from the sea

Effective 21st-century warfare requires the ability to conduct airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike mobile targets anywhere, around the clock. Current technologies, however, have their limitations. Helicopters are…

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Indian armed forces building deadly drone arsenal

  With an eye on both the western and eastern fronts with Pakistan and China, the Indian armed forces are steadily building a formidable arsenal of spy, target acquisition and…

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US military plans drone base near Mali: Official

  The US military plans to set up a base for drones in northwest Africa to bolster surveillance of al-Qaida’s affiliate in the region as well as allied Islamist extremists, a US official told AFP…

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China and Japan step up drone race as tension builds over disputed islands

Drones have taken centre stage in an escalating arms race betweenChina and Japan as they struggle to assert their dominance over disputed islands in the East China Sea. China is rapidly expanding its nascent…

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Saudis aiding U.S. drone attacks in Yemen: report

  Saudi Arabia has provided fighter jets to assist the United States with its drone strikes against Al-Qaeda targets in Yemen, the London Times reported on Friday. US drones are…

The U.S. carried out more drone strikes in Afghanistan this year than it has done in all the years put together in Pakistan since it launched the air war there eight years ago

Revealed: U.S. carried out 333 drone strikes in Afghanistan this year alone – more than the entire drone strikes in Pakistan over the past eight years COMBINED

The United States carried out more drone strikes in Afghanistan this year than it has done in all the years put together in Pakistan since it launched the covert air…

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Obama Plans African Wars

Obama’s warmaking appetite exceeds all his predecessors and then some. He’s already waging multiple direct and proxy wars. His rhetoric about winding them down rings hollow. He wants to make…

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The Reaper Presidency: Obama’s 300th drone strike in Pakistan

A US drone strike in Shin Warsak, South Waziristan on December 1 2012 marked the 300th drone strike in Pakistan of Barack Obama’s presidency, according to Bureau research. The attack was the…

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‘Terror and stress’ in the shadow of the drones

Civilians in north west Pakistan are suffering “24-hour mental stress” because of the threat of drone strikes, drawing comparisons to the mood after the 9/11 attacks in the US. A…

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American Drones Ignite New Arms Race From Gaza To Iran To China

The drone wars are here. While President Obama ponders new legal and moral guidelines to govern America’s growing use of armed robot aircraft, the world outside the White House is…

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Rise of Intelligent Machines Will Open “Pandora’s Box” Threatening Human Extinction

As robots keep replacing human workers in manufacturing and now retail and food servicing, fears have arisen that artificial general intelligence (AGI) machines will  threaten mankind when “intelligence escapes the…

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China Is Manufacturing Drones To Sell To Developing Countries

Although China’s drone technology may be several years behind top manufacturers in the United States and Israel, the country’s unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturers are hoping their mid-range prices and middling…