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Re: Expectation Of Privacy?
  • 1/30/2013 8:15:28 PM
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Interesting point about the FAA - so basically I just need to afford a drone, find a field, and fly one remote - I can see that gap being closed though. I can't imagine the government leaving that open for long - imagine a terrorist being able to do recon without actually beng eye on the ground. Not good.

Re: Expectation Of Privacy?
  • 1/30/2013 8:10:49 PM
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There's indeed a level of privacy we cede with the coming of each new technology. but aside from the fact that we automatically lose that level of privacy, there is also some kind of conscious or unconscious acceptance of that loss. take the case of social networks that have made it acceptable to put your three names online together with a picture and info of where you work and an address to , and then dare to forget to restrict viewing of the profile. A while back people would even be paranoid about telling their names to strangers.

Re: Expectation Of Privacy?
  • 1/30/2013 7:24:42 PM
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Beth, given the scenario you raise,  I wonder if people will alter their acceptance of what embarrass them.   Sunbathing clearly people may be upset, but I wonder what would alter acceptance.  I think what will realistically happen is a bar of admission of such video in a court unless the property is under surveillance or entered due to a warrant.  I can imagine the military uses, I think when the police have access is when there is an issue.

Re: Expectation Of Privacy?
  • 1/30/2013 8:08:41 AM
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In theory, that sounds good. But SOMEBODY could view the surveillance video of you sunbathing in your backyard, even if those images never make it into the public realm (and who's to guarantee they won't with the ease of posting to YouTube, etc.?) With the good comes the bad....

Expectation Of Privacy?
  • 1/30/2013 8:01:41 AM
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Every new technology will bring new fears of invasion of privacy. Overhead cameras from "spyplanes" will be common soon. The FAA has already written regulations for small lightweight drones capable of flying literally anywhere at any altitude. 

Likely uses in the very near future are for law enforcement surveillance. There's no prohibition for even ordinary citizens from flying these gadgets.

The only likely restriction is that photographs will still not be used where citizens have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Sunbathing in a fenced backyard? Probably, you're not going to see  yourself on the news, unless you're a celebrity which in some cases waives that expectation of privacy.

But, walking down the street or a video of you walking into the local known drug house? Bets are off, you're probably going to eventualy be caught on some agencies video caught by drone flying overhead.

Re: Temptation to limit eyes on the ground
  • 1/29/2013 6:06:46 PM
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It is almost terrifying on one hand when you think about the spying issue. But then again maybe if it is a tool for government to better deliver on security they promise...maybe. Just hoping they keep it to the public spaces only and restrict its use and access of the data. At least with google street view they began to blur out details such as car number plates if i remember well..

Re: Temptation to limit eyes on the ground
  • 1/29/2013 4:15:10 PM
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I could see that as a legitimate concern should such sophisticated video surveillance technology become available for use for non-military purposes. No matter the scale or scope of the technology, there is often the need for human sense -- intuition/gut, etc.

 

Temptation to limit eyes on the ground
  • 1/29/2013 3:17:57 PM
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The concern that ARGUS raises mirrors the ideas the belie a popular movie.  In Skyfall, James Bond noted that it is important to have eyes on the ground to know when a trigger should not be pulled - hard to discern when "you're in your pajamas".  ARGUS may not increase the demand for pajamas, but it may influence the decision to have fewer eyes on an investgation site. I am more afraid of the temptation for bad decisions that spying. 



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