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(Fox News)   Welcome to the USSA : "Congress has told the FAA that the agency must allow civilian and military drones to fly in civilian airspace by September 2015"   (foxnews.com) divider line 283
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2012-02-27 11:44:40 AM  
Pro: Now I can spy on my hot neighbors

Con: I'll have an election bot flying down my street telling me to vote or else I'll have to report to a "happy camp"
 
2012-02-27 11:46:52 AM  
great...so now the state and local cops can spy on anyone anywhere for any reason.
 
2012-02-27 12:12:37 PM  
I bet there will be an App that will tell you where they are droning. Then they will make that App illegal.

/i like apples
 
2012-02-27 12:13:30 PM  
And yet, for some reason, we pretend we're above societies that create things like secret police and the Stasi.
 
2012-02-27 12:17:45 PM  
How is forcing allowance of drone flights socialist? USSA is usually used for United Socialist States of America. Farking retarded headline is farking retarded.
 
2012-02-27 12:19:41 PM  

Aarontology: And yet, for some reason, we pretend we're above societies that create things like secret police and the Stasi.


no, we actually get hostile when told that local cop shops are becoming more military and law enforcement in general is becoming more invasive and authoritarian. THEN we pretend that we're above those other societies, because we KNOW that it can't happen here. CNN and Fox News tell us this every day.

Anyone who spends more than 10 min watching the footage from last years OWS protests understands that the cops here can be just as brutal as any third world police force and for much the same reasons as their third world counterparts.
 
2012-02-27 12:20:52 PM  

Weaver95: no, we actually get hostile when told that local cop shops are becoming more military and law enforcement in general is becoming more invasive and authoritarian. THEN we pretend that we're above those other societies, because we KNOW that it can't happen here. CNN and Fox News tell us this every day.


It's amazing, really.

They do it right in front of our eyes, and people just go "well, it won't happen to me"
 
2012-02-27 12:23:39 PM  
all is well friend citizen, ignore the screaming. Here, have an extra ration of Hot Fun.
 
2012-02-27 12:24:27 PM  

Aarontology: Weaver95: no, we actually get hostile when told that local cop shops are becoming more military and law enforcement in general is becoming more invasive and authoritarian. THEN we pretend that we're above those other societies, because we KNOW that it can't happen here. CNN and Fox News tell us this every day.

It's amazing, really.

They do it right in front of our eyes, and people just go "well, it won't happen to me"


my favorite part? when someone accuses me of being a tin foil hat wearing paranoid...and they usually do so in the middle of a discussion thread about 'internet kill switches' or yet another case of secret government watch lists and warrantless wire taps.
 
2012-02-27 12:41:24 PM  

Weaver95: Anyone who spends more than 10 min watching the footage from last years OWS protests understands that the cops here can be just as brutal as any third world police force and for much the same reasons as their third world counterparts.


Yeah, remember all those protesters being shot and killed? And all those people who got beaten within an inch of their lives?

Oh, wait, that didn't happen.

You have a point, but it's wrapped in too much bullsh*t hyperbole.
 
2012-02-27 12:46:20 PM  
Home anti-drone defense system
www.fas.org
/s hot gun
 
2012-02-27 12:48:48 PM  

Sid_6.7:
Yeah, remember all those protesters being shot and killed? And all those people who got beaten within an inch of their lives?

Oh, wait, that didn't happen.


actually, yeah - it DID happen. well, the 'beaten within an inch of their lives' part anyways. And people have been shot by police at OWS protests (mostly with gas cannisters to the head at close range) but I don't think anyone died. couple/few comas, lots of hospital visits and a bunch of coverups after the fact...but no deaths yet. I think we'll see cops murdering protesters this summer though.

You have a point, but it's wrapped in too much bullsh*t hyperbole.

I wish it was nothing but hyperbole. we'll see how the summer protest season goes though. who knows? I might be wrong after all.
 
2012-02-27 12:53:35 PM  

ManateeGag: all is well friend citizen, ignore the screaming. Here, have an extra ration of Hot Fun.


Time to call up your friends from Death Leopard.
 
2012-02-27 02:17:01 PM  
You know what happens next. The troops show up. This is not tinfoil hat bullshiat. This will happen to keep us safe. Link (new window)
 
2012-02-27 02:39:42 PM  

Weaver95: I think we'll see cops murdering protesters this summer though.


The lack of fatal police brutality is not the result of a moral and just system, though. You see people who were against OWS saying the same thing that Freepers say when the subject of assassination comes up, and it's not "That would be wrong". It's "They don't need a martyr."
 
2012-02-27 02:43:14 PM  
Technology's a biatch, huh guys?

The main concern of the FAA is the danger of these vehicles to manned aircraft.

From the article there seems to be valid commercial and law enforcement uses. And of course anything can be abused. It's going to take a lot of legal wrangling.
 
2012-02-27 02:44:28 PM  

Sid_6.7: Weaver95: Anyone who spends more than 10 min watching the footage from last years OWS protests understands that the cops here can be just as brutal as any third world police force and for much the same reasons as their third world counterparts.

Yeah, remember all those protesters being shot and killed? And all those people who got beaten within an inch of their lives?

Oh, wait, that didn't happen.

You have a point, but it's wrapped in too much bullsh*t hyperbole.


Except it did. Even at little protests. Remember the Nashville reporter who got beaten on camera while screaming he was a reporter? Yeah, no violence at all.
 
2012-02-27 03:02:01 PM  
So...um...stoners...you might want to move your pot plants indoors.
 
2012-02-27 03:16:37 PM  
I'm sorry... I can't help myself... It just popped into my head...


Who can it be knocking at my door?
Go 'way, don't come 'round here no more.
Can't you see that it's late at night?
I'm very tired, and I'm not feeling right.
All I wish is to be alone;
Stay away, don't you invade my home.
Best off if you hang outside,
Don't come in - I'll only run and hide.

Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?

Who can it be knocking at my door?
Make no sound, tip-toe across the floor.
If he hears, he'll knock all day,
I'll be trapped, and here I'll have to stay.
I've done no harm, I keep to myself;
There's nothing wrong with my state of mental health.
I like it here with my childhood friend;
Here they come, those feelings again!

Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?
Who can it be now?

Is it the man come to take me away?
Why do they follow me?
It's not the future that I can see,
It's just my fantasy
 
2012-02-27 03:19:53 PM  
But.. But it has 'Patriot' in its name...

/Patriot Act needs to be renamed 'GOP-communist-crap-that-we-will-use-to-control-and-spy-on-whomever-wh enever-we-want-and-the-DEMS-will-follow-our-lead-because-power-is-a-dr ug-now-bend-over-citizen Act.
 
2012-02-27 03:21:48 PM  
from a privacy standpoint, how is this different from the helicopters and satellites that civilian and law enforcement organizations already have access to?
 
2012-02-27 03:28:02 PM  

thomps: from a privacy standpoint, how is this different from the helicopters and satellites that civilian and law enforcement organizations already have access to?


It's cheaper and makes it easier.

But otherwise nothing.
 
2012-02-27 03:34:52 PM  
The police are now a military fighting force. It is ridiculous.

i798.photobucket.com

I bet they rig that thing to drop tear gas.
 
2012-02-27 03:35:07 PM  

thomps: from a privacy standpoint, how is this different from the helicopters and satellites that civilian and law enforcement organizations already have access to?


Quantity. Quality. Availability. Just to name a few.

This just made it much easier for local government to have more personal knowledge of your life and those around you.

Of course, if you like having your local cops know what you fap to, that is your call.
 
2012-02-27 03:37:25 PM  
FTA: Heads up: Drones are going mainstream.

I liked drones back when they were being developed underground. You probably didn't hear of them then.
 
2012-02-27 03:37:34 PM  

Merkin Ball: thomps: from a privacy standpoint, how is this different from the helicopters and satellites that civilian and law enforcement organizations already have access to?

Quantity. Quality. Availability. Just to name a few.

This just made it much easier for local government to have more personal knowledge of your life and those around you.

Of course, if you like having your local cops know what you fap to, that is your call.


they're going to put unmanned drones in my computer? i guess i'll just have to start fapping to the online directory of my local police department to show them who's boss.
 
2012-02-27 03:38:10 PM  
You're right, subby. It's img1.fark.net that you think Faux "News" is reliable source.

Thanks for giving them their needed page clicks. They will reward you one day for your loyalty.
 
2012-02-27 03:38:41 PM  

Weaver95: great...so now the state and local cops can spy on anyone anywhere for any reason.


They do that already.
 
2012-02-27 03:39:02 PM  
As long as it targets Tea Party descendints I'm cool with it.
 
2012-02-27 03:39:18 PM  
Hasn't anyone figured out a way to hack these things yet?
 
2012-02-27 03:40:50 PM  
how do they move them around now? they can't just fly it from one spot to another?
 
2012-02-27 03:42:41 PM  

Strik3r: Hasn't anyone figured out a way to hack these things yet?


That's what I wonder. I figure some people will do it for fun. And gaining control of one of those things could be awesome/terrifying depending on if they're armed and if the person hijacking them is in it for the lulz or really wants to prove a point.

(I would just make it do loop-de-loops and hope I can make the guys watching the video feed puke)
 
2012-02-27 03:44:32 PM  

Strik3r: Hasn't anyone figured out a way to hack these things yet?


a.abcnews.com
 
2012-02-27 03:44:37 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Strik3r: Hasn't anyone figured out a way to hack these things yet?

That's what I wonder. I figure some people will do it for fun. And gaining control of one of those things could be awesome/terrifying depending on if they're armed and if the person hijacking them is in it for the lulz or really wants to prove a point.


Just as importantly, they are susceptible to jamming as well as hacking. The former is likely how Iran brought down that drone.
 
2012-02-27 03:45:47 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Strik3r: Hasn't anyone figured out a way to hack these things yet?

[a.abcnews.com image 640x360]


holy sh*t, that dude tamed it like in avatar, we're all f*cked!
 
2012-02-27 03:45:58 PM  

Merkin Ball: Quantity. Quality. Availability. Just to name a few.


Doesn't the "no expectation of privacy in public" thing still apply though? If the cops want to see me walking down the street in broad daylight where everyone else can see me.. I guess they're welcome to do that. This doesn't allow anything that wasn't already allowed before.
 
2012-02-27 03:46:26 PM  
Fears of misuse aside, is there literally ANYONE who is surprised that a useful new technology is getting greenlit?
 
2012-02-27 03:46:32 PM  

Backwards Cornfield Races: Pro: Now I can spy on my hot neighbors


Darth_Lukecash: From the article there seems to be valid commercial and law enforcement uses. And of course anything can be abused.



I foresee many fark discussions in our future as these two ideas come together in practice...
 
2012-02-27 03:48:08 PM  
My house has a sunroof, so this summer, I shall spend lots of quality time on the roof, with no pants on, fapping.

Enjoy.
 
2012-02-27 03:48:49 PM  

LasersHurt: Fears of misuse aside, is there literally ANYONE who is surprised that a useful new technology is getting greenlit?


Considering our government is still having problems seeing trains as a good idea, yes. I am surprised.
 
2012-02-27 03:50:29 PM  

sprawl15: LasersHurt: Fears of misuse aside, is there literally ANYONE who is surprised that a useful new technology is getting greenlit?

Considering our government is still having problems seeing trains as a good idea, yes. I am surprised.


If only mass transit was part of the police department...
 
2012-02-27 03:51:55 PM  

Headso: sprawl15: LasersHurt: Fears of misuse aside, is there literally ANYONE who is surprised that a useful new technology is getting greenlit?

Considering our government is still having problems seeing trains as a good idea, yes. I am surprised.

If only mass transit was part of the police department...


If we let DHS/the TSA set up security checkpoints and whatnot at train stations, I'm sure we'd see a sudden surge in Federal funding towards the development of rail power.
 
2012-02-27 03:52:49 PM  
This is clearly Bush's fault!
 
2012-02-27 03:53:34 PM  
Military can put IR cameras and the weed grow houses will shine like diamonds in the sky.

Coincidentally, the police will get an "anonymous tip" those specific houses with 99% accuracy
 
2012-02-27 03:53:50 PM  
Who's got civilian drones?
 
2012-02-27 03:54:04 PM  
speaking of drones: i love the Roomba, but I am waiting for the day that it turns on my family.

/it already terrorizes the dog
//is my dad next?
 
2012-02-27 03:54:09 PM  
t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-02-27 03:54:34 PM  

GAT_00: How is forcing allowance of drone flights socialist? USSA is usually used for United Socialist States of America. Farking retarded headline is farking retarded.


This.
 
2012-02-27 03:55:03 PM  

thomps: from a privacy standpoint, how is this different from the helicopters and satellites that civilian and law enforcement organizations already have access to?


Some of these are small enough to hover outside of your second floor window and record you without your knowledge. Not that would be my main concern. I'd be more worried about one of these crashing into my house or falling out of the sky.
 
2012-02-27 03:55:14 PM  

Merkin Ball: thomps: from a privacy standpoint, how is this different from the helicopters and satellites that civilian and law enforcement organizations already have access to?

Quantity. Quality. Availability. Just to name a few.

This just made it much easier for local government to have more personal knowledge of your life and those around you.

Of course, if you like having your local cops know what you fap to, that is your call.


You seem to be under the impression that these drones are inexpective and easy to operate. And usable without a warrant. You can't track people now without one, so why do you believe that drone tracking would be any different?
 
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