Drones In The U.S.? Don't Laugh, It's Going To Happen

What the heck is this? You thought Big Brother was bad? He's about to get a whole lot worse. Is this an invasion of privacy? Is this legal? I know it isn't fair. Or is this just the "price" we pay to live in a "free" country? This is bullshit and a waste of my taxpayer dollars.

The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.

Privacy advocates say the measure will lead to widespread use of drones for electronic surveillance by police agencies across the country and eventually by private companies as well.

“There are serious policy questions on the horizon about privacy and surveillance, by both government agencies and commercial entities,” said Steven Aftergood, who heads the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation also is “concerned about the implications for surveillance by government agencies,” said attorney Jennifer Lynch.

The provision in the legislation is the fruit of “a huge push by lawmakers and the defense sector to expand the use of drones” in American airspace, she added.

The agency projects that 30,000 drones could be in the nation’s skies by 2020.

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afterthegoldrush said...

And we are footing the bill...

crugger said...

Good thing K-Ron grown indoors huh?