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The FBI is trying to keep secret 4,750 pages of documents on its drone program

... about FBI drone operations, including where the drones come from, sources of funding, training documentation, and policies and ... information about the FBI’s source and funding of [drones], [drone] training, and policies concerning [drone] use domestically ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 01/08/2015 - 16:35 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Domestic Drone Surveillance Usage: Threats and Opportunities for Regulation

... Overview Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, are an emerging and rapidly-expanding development in domestic ... to develop regulations to facilitate the growing usage of drones in domestic airspace.  [5] Drones are best known ...

Page - sosadmin - 05/07/2013 - 18:10 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Report: NYPD considering armed drones

... is "seriously considering" procuring weaponized drones. Officials are making the usual argument (Terror!) to justify this ... bigger would be noticed from miles away. "Big drones show up on radar, so you would need small drones to pull this off," ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 11/12/2014 - 14:39 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Cops in the Commonwealth: The pitfalls of militarized, federalized policing

... FBI and some police departments have also acquired spy drones , and more than 80 other police departments, federal agencies and ... for command centers and unmanned aircraft (drones). In 2012, the Springfield Police Department applied for JAG funding ...

Page - sosadmin - 01/27/2015 - 15:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

See through the wall sensors came to US police from military

... federal agents have been using for years in secret? Like drones and other surveillance technologies, they migrated back to the United ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 01/22/2015 - 17:06 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Surveillance and policing expected to cost over $1b for 2024 Olympics

... Boston long after the last Olympic medals are handed out. Drones, stingrays, license plate readers, facial recognition systems, enhanced ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 01/13/2015 - 17:13 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Take action now to support drone privacy legislation

... The video is pretty funny, but domestic surveillance drones are no laughing matter. Luckily, the ACLU of Massachusetts and ... legislators are prepared.    Drones are stealth aerial surveillance machines.  They are flown remotely, ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 06/25/2013 - 09:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Privacy hawk in Cambridge attacks drone

Please note that by playing this clip YouTube and Google will place a long term cookie on your computer. A hobbyist was flying his drone at Magazine Beach park in Cambridge, MA when a hawk attacked it. Privacy hawk, indeed. ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 10/14/2014 - 10:38 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

FBI won't say how it flies drones above the US, probably because people would be horrified if we knew

The FBI has been flying surveillance drones above US airspace for nearly a decade, but the public still has very ... already posted in full online . "Reckless use of drones by the FBI could threaten the constitutional right to privacy of every ... cell phone sniffers (so-called 'Stingrays') and drones. After all, most people are not going to stop using cell phones, even if ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 07/28/2014 - 12:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Olympics may come to Boston "because of how the city was able to shut itself down"

... brands itself as a cradle of liberty would be defined by drones, thousands of new cameras and a level of military hardware ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 11/24/2014 - 17:46 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

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