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The Next Generation of Surveillance

 
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The Next Generation of Surveillance

By: David Heacock This past week on PBS’ NOVA, the public was given an insight into what’s being called “The Next Generation of Surveillance.”  ARGUS-IS, or Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System, is an unmanned drone that wields a 1.8-gigapixel video camera that can distinguish objects as small as six inches from a 22,000 […]


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Legal and Moral Dilemmas of Drone Strikes in a Free Society

America is now using over 7,500 drones to strike targets in Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Drone strikes in Pakistan alone have killed up to 3,341 people so far, despite a lack of Congressional approval.  But besides being illegal on Constitutional grounds, the drone strikes set dangerous new precedents that challenge the most basic […]


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Drones in Djibouti

The drone wars are expanding. Regardless of who is President after the November election, it’s clear there will be no winding down of the drone strike/targeted killing program begun under the Bush administration and drastically expanded by President Obama. Recently, Washington Post released a detailed report on the Obama administration’s central hub for its drone wars in […]


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