In the discussion thread: Here Come the Drone Wars in America -- The Public vs. Overzealous Police [View all]
Response to intaglio (Reply #4)
Tue Jul 23, 2013, 08:17 AM
The Straight Story (48,120 posts)
18. My take on it:
If you walk outside then you are instantly subject to surveillance be it by friends, neighbours, security cameras, geographic and geological mapping, dash cams (private and police) even satellites.
Stores and other cameras do not have the power to arrest you and imprison you. Dash cams on cop cars are no different than the cops themselves and their primary use boils down to internal affairs. Satellites, sure, but who would waste their use on watching most people (cost to benefit ratio).
I get that the internet is not private, I used gmail and am sure google can read my emails anytime they want. It's their company and I can choose their product. The government does not give you that choice when they suck in all of it from all companies.
Guessing you are not a fan of use having similar access to the government because you value their privacy. And we have laws to protect our privacy against misuse by companies. Hows that working out when it comes to people in government?
Drones tip a balance that exist. We can use helicopters of course but there is a human factor (risk and pay) and they are more expensive to own and operate. With drones the local/state/ etc can more easily monitor people 24x7 and use them to not only revenue enhance but harass (example, I see kids without bike helmets here all the time. You advocate against something and the always watching drones can pick up on every single thing you do wrong - and don't tell me they won't - again, harder to do that now).
Maybe you have no problem with it being easier for your government to keep tabs on you and how you live your life while they make it harder on us to do the same with them (that whole 'we can't tell you why we droned that family in yemen, it's a national security thing') but some of us like not being under the all seeing eye.
--Now, let me ask you: If you are all ok with the police using these do you have an issue with us citizens being allowed to buy and employ drones en masse over the homes of cops, politicians, x girlfriends, etc? Or do you think only us little people would misuse them?
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