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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Drone Attacks Interactive

Saturday 03.30.2013 , Posted by

Out of Sight Out of Mind - Pakastan Drone Attacks Interactive 2

The US has been waging war in the middle east for over 10 years now, making the combination of conflicts in the region the second longest war in our history. This is due, in part, to something new to our war making stategy: drone attacks. These non-manned flying machines allow the government to wage war without the risk of losing American military, while at the same time lowering the financial cost to wage such a conflict due to fewer deployed soldiers. Their are hidden costs to these tactics however, as this shockingly affective interactive graphic from Pitch Interactive makes abundantly clear. [Read more...]

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Team BlackSheep Exposes Holes in Homeland Security

Wednesday 09.26.2012 , Posted by

While many police officers, paparazzi, and government officials are excited about the potential benefits of drones expected to fill our skies by 2015, there are just as many people scared to death about what this could mean for our future. Team BlackSheep has set out to open peoples’ eyes about the implications of the new technology. By flying remote control airplanes with a 10 mile radius capability throughout cities- peeking into apartment windows, over and under the Golden Gate Bridge, right under the Statue of Liberty’s nose, and more- they show how frightening it would be if this technology got into the wrong hands. The RC planes that Team BlackSheep uses are only equipped with a camera but the armed military ones are capable of much more- which could be great for homeland security- unless things go wrong… [Read more...]

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