Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hello Drones, Goodbye Privacy

Chow, Eugene K. "Hello Drones, Goodbye Privacy." The Huffington Post, March 7, 2012.

From the article: "A future where unmanned surveillance drones zip through the skies keeping tabs on civilians is no longer relegated to dystopic novels. The panopticon has arrived and privacy rights are in danger.

In less than three months, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will allow law enforcement agencies to operate drones in U.S. airspace, and by 2015, commercial drones will be permitted as well. More troublingly, the ink has hardly dried on the new FAA regulations and Pentagon officials are already pushing to fly the same powerful military drones that track terrorists abroad in the United States.

With these aircraft hovering above our heads, privacy is at risk as drone technology has far outpaced the development of corresponding regulatory laws."  Read more