- Three members of the House Intelligence Committee
proposed an amendment to the latest intelligence authorization
act that would ban “signature” drone strikes, which kill
individuals based on their activities without confirming their
identities. It failed 3-7.
- The FAA will not be
ready to release rules on commercial drone use by September
2015, as required by law. Senator Ed Markey,
meanwhile, doesn’t want Amazon to start using drones to make
deliveries until the FAA establishes privacy rules.
- House Democrats will be
briefed on the Obamacare website today by a deputy senior
advisor from the White House and a bureaucratic head from the
Department of Health and Human Services.
- The SEC has
dropped the idea of requiring publicly-traded companies to
disclose to shareholders their campaign spending.
- The CEO of the Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei
says the company will “exit” the US market over claims by some
American lawmakers that the firm helps China spy on Americans. The
CEO said it wasn’t “worth it” for the company to get in the middle
of US-Chinese relations.
- The United Nations has
launched two drones in the Congo to monitor rebel activities
near the eastern border of the country.
- Investigators in Egypt are
considering putting the former president, Mohammed Morsi, on
trial for alleged links to jihadists.
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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/03/am-links-attempt-in-congress-to-end-sign