Drones

8:45am

Tue January 27, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A pedestrian walks past an ad for a luxury watch near Union Square in increasingly wealthy San Francisco
Leah Millis / San Francisco Chronicle

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, curated by KALW news:

Psychology studies suggest rising wealth means more jerks in S.F. // SF Gate

"If it seems that San Franciscans are getting more entitled and self-absorbed, a series of psychology studies performed at UC Berkeley indicates there could be a scientific reason: the city’s increasing wealth.

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10:27pm

Thu May 9, 2013

1:09pm

Thu February 7, 2013
Politics

Turnstyle News: Obama administration drone policy leaked

An MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle.
Courtesy of TurnstyleNews.com

We talk about the dangers of technology here from time to time, and have done some on the U.S. government’s use of military drones.

Here’s the mother of all drone reporting, from NBC News’ Michael Isikoff:

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2:29pm

Thu January 3, 2013
Cops & Courts

East Bay Express: Drone surveillance may be unconstitutional

Courtesy of EastBayExpress.com

Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern has publicly stated that the drones he wants to buy and deploy in the East Bay would be used primarily for emergency and disaster response. However, internal sheriff's office documents show that Ahern's staffers also envision using drones for traditional police work, including "intelligence gathering" and "crowd control" during large demonstrations.

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5:38pm

Wed December 5, 2012
Cops & Courts

Controversial drones may be coming to Alameda County

The word drone may conjure up images of remote-controlled planes firing missiles and killing terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But in the US, police departments are seeking the same technology to save lives.

Alameda County’s sheriff has expressed interest in adding the unmanned aerial system to his public safety arsenal, but civil liberty activists are blasting the idea as a further erosion of privacy and an abuse of power.

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