On Monday a group representing about 7,000 drone manufacturers and operators from government organizations, industry and academia released an industry-wide code of conduct to allay fears of privacy violations.

According to the press release issued by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, describes the code as “a set of guidelines to provide AUVSI members – and those who design, test and operate UAS for public and civil use – with recommendations for their safe, non-intrusive operation.”

“We understand as an industry that we’ve got a public relations problem,” Paul McDuffee, a director of the association who helped write the code told the Associated Press.

Information obtained as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request reveals that the U.S. Army is actively investigating a group of journalists and activists working on behalf of PFC Bradley Manning.

While the request for documents was denied, the text of the denial issued by the Army is newsworthy of itself. According to the rejection of the petition, the Army writes that "an active investigation is in progress with an undetermined completion date.”

 Kelli Conlin, a former president of NARAL Pro-Choice New York has been accused of pocketing $250,000 in charitable money to fund her lavish lifestyle.

The United States Senate is currently working on cybersecurity measures, but Senate Democrats and Republicans cannot reach an agreement on key provisions. Meanwhile, privacy advocates are opposed to all the cybersecurity measures proposed and have circulated a Declaration of Internet Freedom.

On June 18, Governor John Lynch of New Hampshire signed into law HB 146, a bill granting to juries in that state the right “to judge the application of the law in relationship to the facts in controversy.”

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