Aug 9, 2016

Teen who posted weaponized drone videos fights expulsion

A teenager who posted online videos of flying drones shooting a gun and a flamethrower in his backyard appeared in court Monday to fight his expulsion from Central Connecticut State University. Austin Haughwout, 19, is suing university officials in an effort to return to ...

U.S. releases parts of once-secret rules on drone strikes

Aug 7, 2016

U.S. releases parts of once-secret rules on drone strikes

The U.S. government has released a once-secret policy document dubbed “the playbook” that shows how officials select drone targets in areas outside war zones and the key role the president has in the process. The 18-page Presidential Policy Guidance (PPG), published Saturday by the ...

In a sign of broader ambitions, Facebook opens hardware lab

Aug 4, 2016

In a sign of broader ambitions, Facebook opens hardware lab

Facebook built its fortune on the internet, that non-physical space where people share updates and digital videos with friends. But deep inside its Silicon Valley headquarters, engineers have stocked a new lab with computerized lathes, industrial mills and tools for making physical goods. It ...

Jul 13, 2016

Drones and the new way of war

Civilian casualties are undercutting the military advantage of U.S. drones and raising moral questions about accountability and the ease of killing.

U.S. reveals death tolls from drones and airstrikes

Jul 2, 2016

U.S. reveals death tolls from drones and airstrikes

The United States on Friday lifted the lid on one of the most controversial tactics of President Barack Obama’s secretive counterterrorism campaign, detailing for the first time the number killed in airstrikes in countries like Pakistan and Libya. The White House also released an ...