World AIDS Day, December 01, 2013 #WorldAIDSDay

Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on World AIDS Day, December 01, 2013 Today, there are 35.3 million people living with HIV/AIDS, includin…

Source: World AIDS Day, December 01, 2013 #WorldAIDSDay

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The Realities of Federal Drone Domestic Surveillance

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Drones“The Atlantic”

“Americans don’t particularly want to be spied on from above.

There are too many federal, state, and local agencies with too many surveillance aircraft to pretend any longer that aerial spying is rare.

A little more than a decade ago the border patrol started using surveillance drones. The technology and the mission were a perfect match, and few did any worrying—almost no one objects to closely monitoring America’s southern border.

The belief that the federal government was using drones to conduct domestic surveillance inside the United States, though, could get a person labeled a paranoid lunatic as recently as 2012. Yet by then, the border patrol had lent its drones to other agencies 700 times. And the Department of Homeland Security was actively developing a domestic drone fleet, egged on by at least 60 members of Congress. “This bipartisan caucus, together with its allies in the drone industry…

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