Caitilin Jones

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Wait, You Mean Voting Can Violate the Voting Rights Act?

A school board case in a town divided has national implications.<p>This month's local and state elections brought the usual dismal news about voter turnout: Fewer than 1 in 4 New Yorkers went to the polls. In New Jersey, less than 40 percent did. Virginia had its highest turnout in 20 years and still …

Rights & Freedoms

Free the drones

ONE of this year’s top-selling Christmas presents is a drone. For $50 you can buy a tiny quadcopter with a video camera, perfect for snapping a …

Drone operator fined after posting flight videos on YouTube

An Australian man has been fined for breaking aviation safety regulations while flying his drone, but while he wasn't caught in the act, the man was busted after posting videos of the flights to YouTube.<p>An Australian man has been fined for breaking aviation regulations whilst flying his drone, …

Ban Drones From Your Airspace With NoFlyZone

New company offers opt-in privacy plan<p>NoFlyZone is a company with a strange mission: restrict where drones can fly. People who don't want drones over their houses can go to the company's website and register their address. NoFlyZone will add geographic coordinates and the corners of the property to …

Farm Groups Fight For Drone Freedom

By David Morgan<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American farmers want the Federal Aviation Administration to relax proposed regulations on commercial drones so the unmanned aircraft can be used over longer distances at any time of day or night, farm group representatives said on Wednesday.<p>Representatives for …

Spies in the Sky -- Is Your Privacy at Risk?

Imagine yourself and your companion basking in the sun at the local park, sipping on chilled fume blanc and nibbling petit fours when you hear a whirring sound approaching. Looking up you see a miniature version of an alien spaceship slowly cruise then hover about 50 feet above your picnic. It …

San Francisco bans drones during Fleet Week with a $10,000 fine

Fly your drone at San Francisco's Fleet Week festivities, face a fine of up to $10,000.<p>In other words, don't fly a drone at the Fleet Week.<p>The San …

First UK drone pilot convicted for flying over packed football grounds

In what's thought to be the first conviction of its kind in the UK, a Nottingham resident has been prosecuted for drone offences under the Civil Aviation Authority's Air Navigation Order (2009). Nigel Wilson was initially arrested earlier this year, after he was caught flying a drone over …

How Drones Are Changing Our View of the World

Nanping, Fujian Province, China<br>Aaron Liu<p>1 of 17<p>Seeing the world from above is a metamorphic experience. A leafless tree becomes a spider web, a …

After the yes vote, let's not remove one inequality and replace it with another

Christian conservatives seek to use freedom of religion to justify discrimination against the LGBTQI community<p>Ever since the yes vote, conservative members of parliament have been scrambling to amend the same-sex marriage bill. With the government’s announcement that parliament will sit in December …