Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Combat drones coming to US airspace

Privacy SOS

The FAA has approved up to 30,000 drones to fly over US airspace, a number the agency estimates will be operational within the next ten years. We've also heard this week that the military is fast developing drones that aren't even controlled by humans -- robot controlled robots. Privacy advocates and ordinary people alike are understandably worried by these developments.

But here's the news many of us have been waiting for, and dreading: the US military has announced that it is working with the FAA to gain approval for combat drones to fly above US airspace. That's right: the death-dealing birds famous for killing US citizen Anwar Awlaki without due process are coming home to roost...[Full Article]



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