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Response to intaglio (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 23, 2013, 07:49 PM

31. Here in the US, many of us are concerned about Constitutional, 4th Amendment issues.

The technology is ancillary, except insofar as if it is allowing law enforcement a level of access they wouldn't normally enjoy; for instance, if a cop couldn't walk into your back yard and snoop around without a warrant, should he be able to fly an RC helicopter into it to do the same?

I agree that "drones" have become one of those scary buzzwords, like "GMO" that some people react to without stopping to think that it's not the technology itself that is inherently bad or good, rather how its used.

We've had many situations where cops fly helicopters over neighborhoods using IR cameras, to try to catch the teenager with a pot plant growing in the closet. Is this constitutional? Is this a good use of tax dollars? These are legitimate questions.

But the questions and legal issues may be different in Canada.

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