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# Drones

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# wi-fly
Facebook's plan to bring internet to the developing world? Invest in drone aircraft
The social media site is reportedly in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a company which specialises in creating unmanned aircraft drones.
# droning on
Netflix deliver epic takedown of Amazon's drone plans in parody video
# send in the drones
Rolls-Royce plans to change the shipping industry by developing drone cargo ships
The drone ships would be remotely controlled using a virtual-reality recreation of a vessel’s bridge, which captains on dry land could use to control crewless ships.
Column: Are these the drones we're looking for?
Machine autonomy has long been a staple of science fiction – but that may be coming to an end with plans to use drones for domestic delivery, writes David Gunkel.
# War
America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq
The weapons were shipped on the back of increased Al-Qaeda violence.
# droning on
7 of the best reactions to Amazon's drone delivery plans
The future is here. Almost.
# drone wars
China test flies new stealth combat drone nicknamed the "Sharp Sword"
Images posted online showed a sleek grey delta-wing aircraft apparently powered by a jet engine and resembling an American combat drone.
# drone stikes
Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes
Amnesty International says that the US has failed to live up to its promise of openness with Pakistani villagers leaving in constant fear.
# Peru
Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too
The spy craft are not just being used in war and military surveillance – in Peru, they are studying ancient ruins.
Column: The reality of drone warfare – is it really a costless conflict?
Controversy over the United States’ use of drones has grown along with the body count, writes Scott Fitzsimmons and Karina Sangha – who say while drone operators are at minimal risk of suffering physical harm, they risk psychological damage.
# G8
PSNI on G8 drones: 'They actually look like big model aircraft'
The Police Service of Northern Ireland have said that not a single public order arrest has been made so far with the start of the G8 summit in Fermanagh less than 24 hours away.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
US senator says 4,700 killed in drone strikes: report
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a staunch supporter of drone use, has openly cited a number that exceeds some independent estimates of the total death toll.
# In Pictures
Drone spying capabilities to get more sophisticated
A new documentary has revealed the world’s most powerful camera.
# Pakistan
Pakistan says US drones killed senior Taliban figure
Taliban commander Maulvi Nazir was among nine people killed in the drone strike.
# Shannon Airport
'Legal violations' caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet
Irish peace groups have outlined the “aviation, human rights, and international humanitarian law” which are being violated by the use of the airport by foreign military.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added illuminated drones
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…
# Drones
Drone group held under terrorist act at London airport after Dublin show
Meanwhile the Irish Aviation Authority has said that it is investigating the use of unmanned drones for filming in the city centre.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…
# Hack the city
VIDEO: Drone 'spies' on Mountjoy, and the Facebook and Google offices
Helicopter drones were launched around Dublin city to capture images of inaccessible places…
# Drones
Use of drones 'ethical' and 'wise' says White House adviser
Counter-terrorism chief John Brennan defended US drone attacks.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Drones
Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm
The drones can coordinate their movements to fly in formation.
# Pakistan
US vacating air base in Pakistan used by drones
Islamabad demanded the vacation of an airbase used by US drones in response to NATO airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
# Pakistan
Suspected US drones kill 6 in Pakistan
Six alleged militants have been killed by suspected American drone aircraft on the Pakistan-Afghan border.
# Libya
Libyan battle 'heading toward a stalemate'
The US’ most senior army official made the comments even as he said that 30-40 per cent of pro-Gaddafi ground forces in Libya had been destroyed.
# Libya
Armed unmanned drones deployed in Libya
Obama approves missile strikes on military targets using unmanned aircraft, as rebel forces seize a Tunisian border post.
# Drone Planes
Britain unveils drone fighter plane prototype
The MoD has revealed a unmanned fighter plane – but concerns have surfaced about its ability to discriminate between combatants and civilians.