Regarding Edward Snowden – There are a lot of obvious parallels between the recent developments surrounding Snowden’s NSA leaks and the particular discourse found at The Drone Fallacy. I will elaborate further on the links and the relevance of Snowden’s leaks to understanding both state surveillance and the general phenomenon of unmonitored and excessive state policies – concerning both domestic and foreign populations. In the meantime, here are some links concerning Snowden’s case that I have found helpful. Most of the links are from the Guardian, where Glenn Greenwald first broke the story.
Fisa court oversight: a look inside a secret and empty process GG [on its relation to drones, see this article]
Minimization in the Age of Cyberwar emptywheel
Foreign buyers eye Chinese drones People’s Daily Online
Facing Drone Gap, Europe Plays Catch-Up on Capabilities and Ethics World Politics Review
Illegal Drone Business Thrives in US Tech News Daily
Pakistan should do more to check drones Pakistan Observer
Why Drones Fail Foreign Affairs