Leaked: 'New Snowden' releases Obama's drone program papers
Data is most often gathered "from phone and computer communications
intercepts," with cell phones and emails being "the primary tools used
by the military to find, fix, and finish its targets." According to
the whistleblower, such methods "require an enormous amount of faith
in the technology that you're using."
Additional documents on drone operations in Afghanistan show that the
US government has categorized unidentified people killed in drone
strikes as enemies, even if they were not the intended targets, thus
masking the true extent of civilian casualties.
The special operations community dehumanizes the people targeted for
drone strikes, making it easier to avoid asking moral questions, the
source says. "They have no rights. They have no dignity. They have no
humanity to themselves. They're just a 'selector' to an analyst."
>> USA's over-reliance on technology taken to most extreme, inhuman levels; there is blood of innocents on the hands of the nerds of my generation