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Read/Write Daily: Does It Makes Sense To Build A Death Star?



Today’s theme is Big Brother. Government has hard problems to solve. Whether it’s military objectives or legal regulations, governments spend huge sums on new tech to make their jobs easier.

Some programs are scarier than others.

It is apparently legal for Air Force drones to spy on American citizens now, as long as they promise it happened by accident.

Drew Breunig wonders when laws will become computer programs.

Here’s a serious policy analysis of whether it makes sense to build a Death Star.

A world-killing space station is a little bit above our price range, and Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter isn’t happy about it.

F-22 pilots are staging a bit of a mutiny because their $150 million airplanes have faulty oxygen systems.

F-22 manufacturer Lockheed Martin has taken to Twitter (where else?) to try to repair the plane’s reputation.

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