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Old 01-23-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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Default Drones: Our next invasion of privacy...

Does anyone think the police will not use this to invade our privacy? Before long, we will have drones flying overhead and photographing whatever they choose to look at.

Domestic use of aerial drones by law enforcement likely to prompt privacy debate
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:11 PM
 
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Does anyone think the police will not use this to invade our privacy? Before long, we will have drones flying overhead and photographing whatever they choose to look at.

Domestic use of aerial drones by law enforcement likely to prompt privacy debate
How is this REALLY any difference than other forms of surveillance already in place? Most major cities already have closed circuit television systems monitoring parts of cities.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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JazzyTallGuy is right..there's camera's all over downtowns now.
In buses, on top of stop lights, most stores have cameras facing both inside the store and out into the parking lots.

Drones is just the next step.

Remember..any one of us could be a terrorist.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:23 PM
 
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How is this REALLY any difference than other forms of surveillance already in place? Most major cities already have closed circuit television systems monitoring parts of cities.

The difference is it will be very easy to use drones to spy on anybody. It will be very difficult to stop the police from spying on whoever they choose.

Your backyard will no longer be private.

And I think the proliferation of TV cameras is a huge issue, just waiting to be abused.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:26 PM
 
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JazzyTallGuy is right..there's camera's all over downtowns now.
In buses, on top of stop lights, most stores have cameras facing both inside the store and out into the parking lots.

Drones is just the next step.

Remember..any one of us could be a terrorist.

Cameras in stores is not an invasion of privacy. That's completely different from drones looking into your backyard.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:28 PM
 
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Violation of civil liberties, along with the cameras(on public streets)
Too bad so many just roll over for this crap.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Cameras in stores is not an invasion of privacy. That's completely different from drones looking into your backyard.
True but they are easily handed over to the police when they investigate and not necessarily a crime in the store.
Security for the store..yes, but that's not their only value.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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Norman Spinrad once wrote a SF story based in a near future USA (The story was in a collection called The Star Spangled Future) which featured a new device called The Cops Eye which floated in the sky and was so numerous as to be everywhere. They not only did survellience but enforeced public order for they were armed with a taster like stunner and a knock out chemical dart. They would only respond to a crime in progress and would either render the attacker or criminal uncoscious to enable the victim to flee or in cases of major crime render the criminal inert so the officers could respond and pick them up.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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Maybe the OP should pay attention to all the camera's mounted everywhere you look.

They do make a heck of a lot of sense when it comes to these idiots who try and escape via their vehicle.

Of course then "Wildest Police Chases" would go off the air and all the TV stations would have to give up their helicopters.....

Put Americans out of work, nahhhhhhhhh
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:35 PM
 
Location: In the desert
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Does anyone think the police will not use this to invade our privacy? Before long, we will have drones flying overhead and photographing whatever they choose to look at.

Domestic use of aerial drones by law enforcement likely to prompt privacy debate

Of course they will use them, Have they ever invented anything like this that they haven't found a reason to sell the public on?

Eventually, nothing will be private & thats exactly what the owners want.
Its called complete control at all times.
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