Mary Anne Grady Flores, a 58-year-old grandmother of three, was sentenced to a year in jail after photographing an anti-drone protest outside a military base near her home
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In the video above, Grady Flores and her fellow protestors speak on the dangers of drone warfare, the right to dissent, and what she’ll do next
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Who cares about Open Design and building the next generation of Connected Devices? It turns out a lot of people do!
The Hackaday Prize put out the call for Open, Connected design ideas and around 800 projects were posted over the last few months to answer that call. The cutoff for documenting your concept and making entry to the contest was just before midnight last Wednesday. Since then our crew has been going through the entries to select 50 to move on as Semifinalists. Here’s who made the cut:

This list of 50 semifinalists will have until 11:50pm PDT on September 28th, 2014 to refine their designs. Congratulations!
You simply must read the Official Rules for all the details about becoming a finalist during the next round of judging

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The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of incorporating them into their businesses, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon
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Iran says it has shot down an Israeli drone near its Natanz nuclear site, 300 km (185 miles) from the capital Tehran.

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Dutch artist Sarah van Sonsbeeck is showing an Anti-Drone Tent now at Mediamatic Fabriek in Amsterdam. It promises to shield users from aerial infrared surveillance by hiding them beneath the heat-reflective surface of a Mylar® space blanket. It’s a neat idea. That’s why the Taliban has been using it for years. Read more

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