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Who Owns the Space Above Your Garden?

EETimes,
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 16:00 EDT

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Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
6/30/2014 9:38:47 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Drone Zapper
Toby, I heard a rumor of a device that causes all electronics within range to stop working, including your car.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
6/30/2014 9:36:02 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: privacy, drones, and laws... oh my...
Stripping naked worked in the WIILL Smith movie, it does not work for everyone as one hospital worker told me chips are being placed in newborns. I hope it is not true....... Also, get rid of your loyal and trusted pet many of them have been implanted with trackable devices.

Toby
Toby  
6/11/2014 5:12:31 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Drone Zapper
Has anyone marketed a simple Laser toy that can zap a drone camera? Could not be hard to do and quite within reason to use it.

Toby
Toby  
6/11/2014 5:09:01 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Fining the birds?
Your post reminded me of a video I saw recently made by a guy who strapped his GoPro to a pet bird. It was remarkable and likely just as useful as a Drone video. How would that be treated in France under the law?

The5thHorseman
The5thHorseman  
6/10/2014 12:23:03 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Look, up in the sky...
I think that one of the reasons the FAA has been silent on this topic for so long is that the government has been enjoying their freedom to use drones in any way they choose, without bothersome laws that would not only restrict public use of drones, but theirs as well. I would agree that the technology is here, and it's not going to go away... so as much as I hate to say it, we need rules that govern the use of drones, or any other airborne devices, that could create a real hazard to established air traffic... especially near airports. Eventually, I foresee this evolving into a noise abatement issue over neighborhoods... "The buzzing of the drones is keeping me awake all night!!"

The5thHorseman
The5thHorseman  
6/10/2014 12:08:22 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: privacy, drones, and laws... oh my...
I agree Terry. You know, the only thing that is more astounding to me than the rights we have given up, without a fight I might add, through the Patriot Act and Homeland Security Act, is how much private information people dump out on the Internet via Facebook alone every day! The population has been reduced to a bunch of hamsters who will push any button their told to, to get a food pellet. I talk to people every day, and I'm amazed at how distracted they are with idiotic television programming, social networks and the latest absolutely stupid game they've downloaded on their phone, that is now mining data on their phones and sending it to Google, or whoever... completely oblivious to anything important going on around them. And yes, it is interesting... what things actually nudge them enough to look up from their phones and say "Hey... what's going on?"

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
6/9/2014 8:20:35 PM
User Rank Blogger
Look, up in the sky...
Based on the headline, I was expecting a blog that delved into airspace and air rights, which have application, if not roots, in the architectural realm. That being said, it is inexplicable that the FAA is having to play catch-up with technology that's at least 10 years old. My guess is the Department of Homeland Security will want a say in that conversation.

 

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
6/9/2014 8:14:54 PM
User Rank Blogger
Re: privacy, drones, and laws... oh my...
Amen, 5thHorseman! What Facebook, mobile phone providers and credit card companies know about us underscores the ridiculousness of this so-called offense with a teenager and his drone toy. It's always interesting what pushes people over the edge where privacy is concerned.

I will also add that there's a different sensibility about personal privacy in Europe than in North America. Maybe this is historical, but it certainly is cultural.

The5thHorseman
The5thHorseman  
6/9/2014 6:56:50 PM
User Rank Village Voice
privacy, drones, and laws... oh my...
LOL, I find this whole thing amusing... People are FINALLY concerned about their rights to privacy, after decades of having those rights stripped away by governments worldwide. In London, you can scarcely use the restroom without being watched by cameras, all running your image through facial recognition software, just to check and see if you did anything wrong at any time. Spy satellites pollute LEO (low earth orbit), and can look down and see the time on your cell phone, whose location is being tracked in six different ways between GPS, cell towers, stingrays, Google, Apple, and, of course, the NSA, who is tracking everyone you speak to, every web page you browse, every photo you take on the way to the store, where everything you buy has an RFID tag that is read into a database, that is slurped by Google analytics or Splunk and the data sold to anyone who wants to buy it so that everytime you walk by an RFID reader, the chip your carrying in your credit card can prompt "targeted advertising" direactly in your face because they know EVERYTHING about you!... But the drone that might peek in your window... now THATS going too far!!  Personal privacy has been on the endangered species list for a very long time, and NO ONE is holding these corporate or government agencies accountable or responsible for their massive violation of the Fourth Ammendment (in America anyway). And now the IOT is being considered a "good idea". If you are REALLY concerned about your privacy, you need to ask yourself, "Am I ready for absolutely everything I own to be connected to the 'Internet', tracked relentlessly, be essentially bugged?" These "private and commercial" drones are just one of tens of thousands of devices that should never have been made. We are living in a world where there is no where you can go that they can't find you. I'm reminded of the movie "Enemy of the State", where everything that Will Smith has, every posession is bugged, and as he tries to get away from the bad guys, has to strip nearly naked to escape detection. Now, replace those "Bugs" in the movie with RFID tags, present in EVERYTHING you buy... How's the IOT sounding now? The point is that we aren't heading in the direction of "Enemy of the State", or advertising targeted directly at Tom Cruise as he simply walks through the city in "Minority Report"... we are already there. Privacy is now only an illusion, clever talk, distraction and misdirection by governments and corporations to allow you to think you have some level of privacy. And of course Senator Douchebag from (insert state here) will propose some idiotic "Legislation" that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy, knowing that your right to privacy is now protected... Illusions, nothing more...

CitySolver
CitySolver  
6/9/2014 8:42:45 AM
User Rank Blogger
Drones
I agree Susan, its very unnerving. Maybe if at these events attendees signed a form which said something like 'Drones at these events will not be used by third parties unless otherwise stated and all data is to be used for marketting purposes and related reserach. No personal data including images will be saved or used by 'Generic events...' Would that make you feel better Susan, it would make me feel a bit better! but I would still feel a bit paranoid! Signing a form is one thing, policing what they actually do is another.

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