13 words we learned from TV this week

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TV News Departments Could Dump Helicopters In Favor Of Camera Drones

Will the TV news helicopter make way for the drone camera? Could be. Full story

Lawmakers voice concerns on drone privacy questions

It was very clear Wednesday at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on drones that senators in both parties are worried about the threat to Americans’ privacy posed by the personal, commercial and law enforcement use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Senators expressed deep concerns about the spreading use of a technology that is ...

Senators examine domestic drones' effect on privacy

Some Senate committee members and legal experts warn that unmanned aircraft pose a serious threat to Americans’ civil liberties. WASHINGTON — As federal authorities accelerate plans to license thousands of surveillance drones over U.S. soil by late 2015, some legal experts and lawmakers are warning that unmanned aircraft could threaten privacy on an unparalleled scale. ...

How Many Americans Are on the Kill List? Zero.

No Americans are currently marked for death on the U.S. government’s terrorist strike list, according to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Full story

Lawmaker-veteran seeks to limit police drones in TN

Republican Rep. James ‘Micah’ Van Huss, right, listens to Rep. Matthew Hill on Monday, March 18, 2013, during a House floor session in Nashville. Van Huss, a former active duty Marine, is sponsoring a bill that would limit the use of unmanned drones by law enforcement agencies. Full story

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT: CNN: Rockets from Gaza hit Israeli city during Obama visit Two rockets from Gaza slammed into southern Israel on Thursday morning, as U.S. President Barack Obama prepared to leave Jerusalem for Ramallah for meetings with top Palestinian Authority officials. One of the rockets landed in the courtyard of a house in the city ...

Border Patrol launches drone plane – US news – Security | NBC …

The aircraft are a key element of the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to achieve “operational control” of the border in Arizona. The drones’ mission ends … Full story

Border Lines: Homeland Security Drones Mission Creep from …

It’s no idle boast. The DHS fleet of seven Predators and three Guardians (a marine-surveillance variant of the Predator developed for CBP by General … Full story

What are drones

What are drones? Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as “drones” are aerial systems that can be remotely controlled for short and long range military … Full story