Posts Tagged ‘drone’

Real-Time Drone Surveillance System Is Being Programmed To Detect Violence

By Nicholas West Just a little over 10 years after drone surveillance inside U.S. borders was declared a conspiracy theory, it is now an indisputable fact of life. This week, drone surveillance has taken a new step in its scope and is finally encountering widespread media exposure and a fair amount of pushback. […]

Sacramento Residents Outraged By Secret Drone Program Spying on Neighborhood

By Nicholas West A group of residents from Sacramento’s Land Park neighborhood are expressing their disgust with a secret drone program that has been exposed in the last month. As reported by Sacramento’s CBS local affiliate, John Mattox was the first to notice a low-flying drone in the late-night and early morning hours […]

Why Is A Government Drone Flying Over A Sacramento Neighborhood?

Neighbors say they’re furious over a drone that’s flying over the neighborhood, and we’ve found out it’s tied to a government agency not many people have even heard of. The mysterious drone has been spotted during late-night hours, hovering over residential neighborhoods and looking down on homes. John Mattox first […]

Google employees finally wake up and realize they’re working for PURE EVIL… AI drone "terminator" project meets internal resistance

(Natural News) More than a dozen Google employees have quit working for the tech monolith in recent weeks as a response to the company’s forging ahead with a Terminator-esque artificial intelligence (AI) program that could end up weaponizing machine-learning technologies for use in military war games. Known as “Project Maven,” the Department […]

4000 Google Employees Sign Petition To End Controversial AI Drone Contract With The U.S. Military

Next Story There is a story from World War 2 that always struck me as the essence of what it meant to have a conscience. A German soldier who was a member of a firing squad told his commanding officer that he could not bring himself to fire upon and kill a lineup of helpless, […]

Chicago Police One Step Closer To Using Drone Surveillance At Protests

By Nicholas West In the wake of tragedies like the Las Vegas shooting, we’ve seen a justification emerge for using drone surveillance of large public events. Most recently we saw drones being used at the 2018 Coachella music festival with very little if any public outcry.  However, the use of drones for public […]

Drones vs stones: Palestinian takes down Israeli drone with stone

Palestinian protesters near the Gaza border managed to bring down an Israeli drone with a stone and a slingshot, a video posted online revealed. The footage by Press TV shows Palestinians hurling stones at an Israeli drone with a slingshot. A heavy cloud of grey smoke can be seen, while sirens are heard in the […]

Donald Trump Asks Why CIA Did Not Massacre Family of Militant With Drone

Greg Jaffe at the Washington Post reports that Trump has reversed an Obama-era push to get the Central Intelligence Agency out of the business of assassinating people with drone strikes (Obama had tried to shift most such operations to the Department of Defense). In the course of reviewing video of a drone strike, Trump noticed that […]

Pentagon Capitalism and Silicon Valley: Google’s Drone War Project Shows Big Data’s Military Roots

SAN FRANCISCO (Analysis) – Google — the advertising and search engine monolith that once touted its official commitment, “Don’t be evil” — has thrown its full weight behind the U.S. military-industrial complex’s fast-advancing unmanned drone program – and more than three thousand of its employees will have none of it. In a letter to Google […]

New Kentucky Law Puts Limits on Drone Spying, Will Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

By Michael Maharrey Last week, a bill requiring police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations became law without the governor’s signature. The new law not only establishes important privacy protections at the state level, it will also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Rep. Diane St. Onge […]

Hiding in the skies: US spy drone reportedly spotted near Crimea

The RQ-4 Global Hawk cruised over war-torn east Ukraine before coming within 30 kilometers of Sevastopol’s coast. CivMilAir, which monitors military aviation flights worldwide, announced as much in a tweet on Friday. The unmanned craft is thought to have taken off from a US Navy installation at NATO Base Sigonella in Sicily, Italy.  READ MORE: […]

Google’s AI Is Being Used by U.S. Military Drone Program

Google’s AI Is Being Used by U.S. Military Drone Program March 8th, 2018 “For non-offensive uses only.” *snort* Via: Guardian: Google’s artificial intelligence technologies are being used by the US military for one of its drone projects, causing controversy both inside and outside the […]

Bibi Holds An Iranian Drone Fuselage And Looks Like A Clown Again

At the Munich Security Conference on February 18, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brandished a piece of fuselage from an Iranian Drone and chanted “don’t test Israel’s resolve.” The Iranian drone was shot down by an Israeli attack helicopter over Israel’s northern border last Saturday. Netanyahu said at the conference that Israel “will act not […]

Drone to look for Iran crashed plane: Local official

IRNA – Very extreme weathers in the mountainous area where the Iranian passenger plane crashed Sunday morning has made the rescue teams to put up a drone to look for the debris and exact site of the crash. ‘Bad weather prevents us to dispatch helicopters to the region and we will soon put up a […]

Fake israeli claims about “Iranian Drone” used as an excuse to violate Syrian airspace

The Reality Behind “Iranian Drone” NOVANEWS Shortly before Syria downed an Israeli F16 fighter jet on Saturday, the occupation army claimed that an “Iranian drone” had violated the so-called “Israeli airspace”. Tel Aviv aimed from this move to say that its strikes on military posts in Syria were just “defensive” or that they come in the […]

Iran Rejects Israel’s Claim of Downing Iranian Drone As ‘Ridiculous’

Iran has dismissed as “ridiculous” Israels claims that it had intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria. The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said: “The claim about the flight of an Iranian drone and Iran’s involvement in the downing of a Zionist fighter jet is so ridiculous that it does not merit a comment” […]

Iranian official Shamkhani denies Israel drone claim

Tasnim – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council rejected as a lie the claims made by the Israeli regime that it has launched airstrikes in Syria after intercepting what it said was an Iranian drone. “The claim by the Zionists (that they have carried out sorties) to damage Iranian bases in Syria is a […]

Israeli diplomat itemizes U.S. ‘injustices’ — from Guantanamo to drone strikes to Japanese internment

Israel has a “better” democracy than the American one, Israeli consul general Dani Dayan told an Israel advocacy group at Columbia University this week, and both countries commit “injustices.” The diplomat then reeled off four American examples. We [Israel] made our share of injustices. We still do. In a 100-year conflict, there is no country […]

Trump’s Drone Kill Rate 80 Times Greater than Under Bush

During the 2016 election, Donald Trump – quite successfully – managed to convince a sizable portion of the electorate that he would take a much more anti-interventionist stance, in terms of U.S. military entanglements abroad, than would his contender Hillary Clinton. Yet, throughout his first year as president, such differences have been few and far between. […]

DWI-Droning While Intoxicated: Drinking While Flying a Drone Could Land You in Prison

By Jack Burns Lawmakers in New Jersey have passed a bill, which if signed by Gov. Chris Christie, would turn drinking while flying a drone into a criminal offense that could carry up to $1,000 in fines and six months in prison. Understandably, flying any drone even a toy while intoxicated can be hazardous […]

Russia Says It Knows Who Ordered The Mysterious Drone Attack On Their Base . . . And It Wasn’t Turkey

By Brandon Turbeville In the past few weeks the Russian Khmeimim Airbase in Lattakia, Syria has been attacked twice. Once, on New Year’s Eve, the base was attacked by terrorist infiltration squads armed with mortars. The attacks resulted in the death of two Russian soldiers and the damaging of a number of Russian […]

Ukraine preparing drone attack in Crimea says former deputy PM ‘main goal is information noise’

     A Russian State Duma deputy has warned of an impending drone attack planned by Ukrainian special services against the annexed Crimean peninsula. After Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, Moscow has repeatedly accused Kiev of plotting attacks against the Black Sea peninsula. Ex-Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Ruslan Balbek claimed that the drone […]

Police Drone Battle Continues After LAPD Approves New Purchase and Officer Training

By Nicholas West The general concern over police spying continues to be addressed by the Los Angeles public. As I have been covering over the last several years, that concern heightened even further when the LAPD acquired drones from the Seattle PD and began to discuss guidelines for implementation. Despite assurances that any […]

The mindset of the "Ideological Drone"

     My recent analysis of the potential consequences of a US attack on the DPRK has elicited a wide range of reactions. There is one type of reaction which I find particularly interesting and most important and I would like to focus on it today: the ones which entirely dismissed my whole argument. The following […]

When sanity fails – the mindset of the “ideological drone”

[Notes: This article, written by me, the Saker, is temporarily placed in the “Guest Analyses” section due to my current fundraiser.  It will be placed in the correct section when the fundraiser ends.  This article was written for the Unz Review.] My recent analysis of the potential consequences of a US attack on the DPRK […]

Augmented Reality Controlled Drone Tested in Hostage Simulation

Russian scientists have tested a quadcopter operated through an augmented reality (AR) helmet. The technology enables the user to be in control of the drone with eye movement only, freeing the operator’s hands to carry a weapon. With the AR helmet on, the drone operator can see both footage from the drone and images from […]

2 Palestinians on motorcycle killed in ‘drone’ attack, IDF denies involvement

A spokesman for the Health Ministry of Gaza confirmed that two bodies had arrived at the hospital but did not provide any additional details, reports the Jerusalem Post. An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson denied carrying out any such strike. “Contrary to Palestinian reports … the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) did not attack in the northern […]

Connecticut’s New Drone and Surveillance Program Is An Orwellian Nightmare

By Nicholas West Hartford – While a battle has been raging for years in Los Angeles, California over a proposal to give drones to the LAPD for use in limited circumstances such as counter-terrorism and hostage rescue, Hartford, Connecticut is apparently embracing the broadest possible scope for their new program of drones […]

Letter to a drone

2 a.m., 27 November 2017 Abdelkareem Acklok Street Dair Albalh, Gaza Strip Palestine Dear friend, I didn’t want to write you this letter, but I was provoked—you could say I was driven to it by your incessant nagging, keeping us up all night long. I have known you for a long time, since 2008. I […]

A Drone Operator For The US Air Force Shares A Chilling Testimony Of What He Was Ordered To Do

Next Story Former Air Force pilot Brandon Bryan is one of the first ever United States drone operators to speak out against what has been happening overseas for a number of years now, which is the murder of countless innocent lives. Bryan served as a sensor operator for what’s known as the “Predator Program” from […]

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