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Old 12-03-2013, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Amazon.com made headlines this week with the announcement of Amazon Prime Air, but it isn't the only company that's testing delivery drones.
Reports this week say UPS and Google are two other companies that are also testing delivery drones for their services.
Unnamed sources say UPS is "testing and evaluating" different ways that it could add drones to its fleet of brown delivery vehicles, according to The Verge. Though UPS has not confirmed this report, the company did not dismiss it either.
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"The commercial use of drones is an interesting technology and we’ll continue to evaluate it," UPS said in a statement. "UPS invests more in technology than any other company in the delivery business, and we’re always planning for the future."
In Silicon Valley, Google is also testing delivery drones. Reports from as far back as February by news site 9to5Google say Google has been testing "mini-drone delivery systems" that it would like to use with Google Shopping Express, a same-day delivery service available in San Francisco and surrounding areas.



Amazon is not alone: UPS, Google also testing delivery drones - latimes.com


Corporate infringement of our constitutional privacy, a non-partisan concern for most of us.

Research surveillance drones and what they do before saying its all fine.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:28 PM
 
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Yeah, too much money in this one. It's at least a 2fer or BOGO if you prefer.

Domino's tests drone pizza delivery - Jun. 4, 2013

But there have been others being creative, as well, LOL.
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Ok this is pretty funny.

The world’s largest and most resilient BitTorrent site plans to redefine “cloud computing” with a plan to move at least some of its servers onto unmanned drones miles above Sweden.
In a Sunday blog post, The Pirate Bay announced new "Low Orbit Server Stations" that will house the site's servers and files on unmanned, GPS-controlled, aircraft drones.


The Pirate Bay to Fly 'Server Drones' to Avoid Law Enforcement - US News and World Report
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:30 PM
 
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Sorry, I have complained and complained about the government's use of drones but what does this have to do with the 4th Amendment? Maybe I'm missing something.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:39 PM
 
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Awww, but they are so cute and they can do tricks.

Raffaello D'Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters - YouTube
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:39 PM
 
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Sorry, I have complained and complained about the government's use of drones but what does this have to do with the 4th Amendment? Maybe I'm missing something.
drone is a scary word
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:43 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I am also perplex how this plays on 4th amendment. I think this is cool and Im excited but every address I lived at the GPS coordinates was off by 500 to 1000 ft.
Amazon is to be delivery company for everything in the future as they will have a fulfillment center in many towns.
I'm surprise there isn't pizza delivery drones yet.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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If Amazon does go thru with this, sure hope they work out all the tweaks! SINCE i purchase a lot from amazon, not sure if i would or would not like their future venture with the drones.

Can't see a drone delivering something to me, don't know but who knows in the future maybe they will be used for all companies as Amazon. Future might look scary.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Illegal surveillance:

Fourth Amendment legal definition of Fourth Amendment. Fourth Amendment synonyms by the Free Online Law Dictionary.


The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The American Revolution was fought, in part, to create a system of government in which the Rule of Law would reign supreme. The rule of law is often identified with the old saying that the United States is a nation of laws and not of men. Under the rule of law, the actions of government officials are prescribed by the principles and laws that make up the U.S. legal system and do not reflect the Arbitrary whims and caprices of the government officials themselves.


wow I never thought Id see the day an American could defend this. Warrants /surveillance at will. Wake up.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:48 PM
 
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Sorry, I have complained and complained about the government's use of drones but what does this have to do with the 4th Amendment? Maybe I'm missing something.
I believe this is the angle. Those I bolded, especially.

Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution ...
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Law enforcement officers need a warrant for most search and seizure activities, but the Court has defined a series of exceptions for consent searches, motor vehicle searches, evidence in plain view, exigent circumstances, border searches, and other situations.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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I am also perplex how this plays on 4th amendment. I think this is cool and Im excited but every address I lived at the GPS coordinates was off by 500 to 1000 ft.
Amazon is to be delivery company for everything in the future as they will have a fulfillment center in many towns.
I'm surprise there isn't pizza delivery drones yet.
Did you see you see my earlier post on this?
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