Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Humor


Sherri said...


Anonymous said...

Every time you post something about a drone I bring this up and I can't find any answers for my question. The "google" is secretive on this subject.

If I live in a rural area and my family and I are enjoying a glass of sweet tea on the back porch and a drone appears overhead, hovering above us. Can I shoot it?

Is there an altitude requirement on private/governmental drones?

When does it become invasive to someone's privacy?

What if I live in the city and this happens to me?

But, maybe even more important, how can I use this to my advantage while deer hunting? I can hover over a field to see what's in it to determine what stand I might choose.
I might be able to use it to push deer toward me...that is if they will run from it.

Anonymous said...

@8:35 I found this. Doesn't really say anything about private drones.

Geiger said that drones pose an unprecedented privacy challenge -- the devices can can be equipped with facial recognition cameras, license plate readers, thermal-imaging cameras, open WiFi sniffers and other sensors. In addition, drones can be used to conduct continuous and pervasive surveillance over a wide area, he added.

It's one thing to use drones to track down fugitives or to conduct surveillance on a residential property before a SWAT raid. "I don't have a problem with that. What does concern me is the high likelihood that drones will be use for generalized public safety surveillance," Geiger said.

Unlike static surveillance and closed-circuit television cameras that cannot track individuals beyond their fields of vision, "drones can peek into your backyard and track you pervasively," he said.

A drone flying at a height of 400 feet or more from the ground will likely be considered to be operating in a public space. Anything that it observes while it is in a public space has few privacy protections, Geiger said.

"The way the law works right now, law enforcement would need a warrant to peer over your fence, but it won't need one to put a drone over your property and view it as long as they want," so long as it is more than 400 feet above the ground, he added.

With the FAA set to start issuing drone licenses in just a few weeks, the time for Congress to act is now, Geiger said.