privacy http://wrvo.org en Anti-drone activist worries about drone test site in N.Y. http://wrvo.org/post/anti-drone-activist-worries-about-drone-test-site-ny <p></p><p>Upstate New York winning a civilian drone testing site from the Federal Aviation Administration is a step in the wrong direction for the Syracuse Peace Council. The anti-drone activists are trying to shutdown military drone activity in the region.</p><p>On Monday, <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-wins-federal-drone-testing-site-designation" target="_blank">New York won one of six</a> coveted commercial drone test sites from the FAA. On Friday, Ed Kinane and other peace activists will be a court over their protests against military drones.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:05:27 +0000 Ryan Delaney 49368 at http://wrvo.org Anti-drone activist worries about drone test site in N.Y. Education commissioner faces bipartisan grilling by members of state Assembly http://wrvo.org/post/education-commissioner-faces-bipartisan-grilling-members-state-assembly <p></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:43:20 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47466 at http://wrvo.org Military drones will soon be flying over Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/military-drones-will-soon-be-flying-over-syracuse <p></p><p>Central New York's Air National Guard unit, the 174th Attack Wing, will soon be flying drone training flights over a large portion of the city of Syracuse.</p><p>The 174th was granted permission from the Federal Aviation Administration last month to expand its permitted airspace south into Oswego, Madison and Onondaga Counties. The airspace includes the northern half of Syracuse and stretches from Camillus to Fayetteville from west to east.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:46:52 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42154 at http://wrvo.org Military drones will soon be flying over Syracuse Privacy vs. economic benefit, as Syracuse weighs drone use http://wrvo.org/post/privacy-vs-economic-benefit-syracuse-weighs-drone-use <p></p><p>Syracuse lawmakers have begun weighing the economic benefits and potential uses of drones with the surveillance and privacy concerns that arise simultaneously.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:02:08 +0000 Ryan Delaney 40229 at http://wrvo.org Privacy vs. economic benefit, as Syracuse weighs drone use Patients, privacy and employers http://wrvo.org/post/patients-privacy-and-employers <p>Your employer is concerned about rising insurance costs and you don’t want to see your benefits slashed, so they ask you to participate in some medical tests and enroll in a wellness plan. If you and your fellow employees participate, you’ll qualify for discounts on your premium and deductible.</p><p>Is this an invasion of privacy? Where do these records go and who will see them? Will your colleagues know if you didn’t participate in the wellness program?</p><p>This week, “Take Care” interviews <a href="http://patientprivacyrights.org/board-of-directors/">Dr. Deborah Peel</a>, a physician, and a leading advocate for patients’ rights and the founder of <a href="http://patientprivacyrights.org/">Patient Privacy Rights</a>, a bipartisan coalition for patient privacy. Dr. Peel says she understands the need to have healthy, happy employees but does not agree with what she calls the “short-sighted” solution.</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Deborah Peel.</strong></p><p> Sun, 26 May 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 38417 at http://wrvo.org Patients, privacy and employers