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Robots to Replace Troops on the Battlefield
Science & Tech  (tags: military, war, battle, robots, soldiers )

Freya
- 554 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
The Pentagon is considering replacing thousands of troops with robots, a military commander said recently, marking the first time a DOD official has publicly acknowledged that humans would be replaced with robots on the battlefield.
Killer Robots: If No One Pulls the Trigger, Who's to Blame?
Science & Tech  (tags: robots, robotics, ethics, warfare, military )

Freya
- 577 days ago - theweek.com
On Saturday at a NASCAR track in Florida, a humanoid robot named SCHAFT, created by a team of engineers from the University of Tokyo, performed a series of emergency tasks including using a hose, drilling a hole into a wall, walking through doors...
Video:Nuke Troubles Run Deep; Key Officers 'Burned Out'
Science & Tech  (tags: government, ethics, labor, society, usa, technology, americans, cover-up, military, war, technology, research, performance, investigation, humans, discovery )

JL
- 608 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Concerned about heightened levels of misconduct, the Air Force directed RAND Corp., the federally funded research house, to conduct a three-month study of work conditions and attitudes among the men and women inside the ICBM force.
Cybersecurity Vote Nears, While Military Creeps Online
Science & Tech  (tags: military, government, obama, politics, congress, constitution, ethics, freedoms, americans, usa, media, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, world, UnitedNations, society, conflict, internet, NewTechnology, technology, society, investigation )

JL
- 976 days ago - accessnow.org
A flurry of activity in US Congress and the Oval Office could alter the privacy rights and cybersecurity of users in the US and abroad for decades to come. It also presents an opportunity to limit the military's growing reach over cyberspace.
Israel, Twitter, and the Line Between Free Speech and Violence
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, ethics, NewTechnology, investigation, internet, society, technology, world, concept, news, military, terrorism, war, dishonesty, crime, ethics, freedoms, israel, media, palestine, violence, war, HumanRights, 'H )

JL
- 987 days ago - businessweek.com
If you've been following the social-media campaign recently unleashed by the Israeli army on a multitude of platforms--from Twitter and Facebook (FB) to Instagram and Tumblr--as part of its attack on Hamas guerillas in the Gaza Strip,
Ralph Nader, 'Lone Ranger,' Rides Again
Science & Tech  (tags: business, environment, Nadar, taxes, corporations, reform, military, budget, humans, history, interesting, news, science, study, technology )

JL
- 1030 days ago - thenation.com
Fundamental Tax Reform. Give Science and Technology Back to the People. Get Corporations Off Welfare. Create National Charters for Large Corporations. Crack Down on Corporate Crime. Reduce Our Bloated Military Budget. Invent New Rules for Reform.
Robot Wars: 10 Recent Developments in Unmanned Warfare You Haven't Heard About
Science & Tech  (tags: War, Technology, Robot, Military, Army, Weapons, Warfare )

Sophie
- 1749 days ago - criminaljusticedegrees.com
When the war in Afghanistan kicked off, the U.S. military only had a handful of drones or unmanned weapons on the battlefield. Now it's one of the military's main concerns as they race to outdo the competition developing innovative robots.
Zeitgeist   video
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, conservation, destruction, energy, environment, government, humans, pollution, protection, Sustainabililty, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, military, propaganda, terrorism, war, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, ethics, society, activists, education, freed )

Robert
- 1778 days ago - vimeo.com
Started in late 2008, The Zeitgeist Movement exists fundamentally as the communication and activist arm of an organization called The Venus Project.
Tens of Thousands of Alleged Afghan War Documents Go Online
Science & Tech  (tags: online, published, website, military )

Anna
- 1835 days ago - edition.cnn.com
A whistle-blower website has published what it says are more than 90,000 United States military and diplomatic reports about Afghanistan filed between 2004 and January of this year.
Report: Countries Prepping for Cyberwar
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, science, war, cyberwars, news, military )

Cal
- 2085 days ago - cnn.com
Major countries and nation-states are engaged in a "Cyber Cold War," amassing cyberweapons, conducting espionage, and testing networks in preparation for using the Internet to conduct war, according to a new report
Army Investigating Disappearance of Lethal Pathogen at Fort Detrick
Science & Tech  (tags: investigation, research, scientists, military, science, safety )

Raffi
- 2288 days ago - gsn.nti.org
The U.S. Army is finishing an investigation into the disappearance of three vials of a potentially lethal pathogen from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md., the Washington Post reported today
Neuroscience, National Security, and "The War on Terror"
Science & Tech  (tags: DARPA, military, GeneticEngineering, technology )

Tim
- 2561 days ago - globalresearch.ca
Operating with little ethical oversight, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been tapping cutting-edge advances in neuroscience, computers and robotics in a quest to build the "perfect warfighter."
British Government Releases 200 Reports of UFO 'Sightings'
Science & Tech  (tags: military, technology, investigation, discovery, concept, design, research, study, science, scientists, NewTechnology )

Laurie
- 2636 days ago - switched.com
Flying saucers? Alien encounters? It may sound cliché to seriously consider visits from little green men descending from saucer-shaped spacecraft, but the British government is releasing first-person accounts from people who have claimed to see unidentifi
Air Force Aims for 'Full Control' of 'Any and All' Computers
Science & Tech  (tags: military, computer, news, world, usa )

Mary
- 2636 days ago - blog.wired.com
The Air Force wants a suite of hacker tools, to give it "access" to -- and "full control" of -- any kind of computer there is. And once the info warriors are in, the Air Force wants them to keep tabs on their "adversaries' information infrastructure comp
Air Force Colonel Wants to Build a Military Botnet
Science & Tech  (tags: ethics, government, military, computer, design, news )

Mary
- 2636 days ago - blog.wired.com
Col. Charles W. Williamson III is proposing that the Air Force build its own zombie network, so it can launch distributed denial of service attacks on foreign enemies. In the most lunatic idea to come out of the military since the gay bomb, Williamson wri
 

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