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Drone 'code of conduct' targets safety, privacy concerns

7/2/2012 10:26 PM EDT
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DrQuine
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DrQuine   7/4/2012 4:16:12 AM
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The essence of privacy is knowing when you have it. How will civilian drones inform us when we're being observed? Reasoned assumptions regarding when and where we can be observed or heard (including on our own property) are no longer going to be valid.

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Duane Benson   7/3/2012 8:17:14 PM
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I would think that such a code may not help much to distinguish the criminal from the innocent. While most of the code followers would be the innocent, the criminal will follow or not follow any and all of the codes to suit their nefarious purposes. What such a code can do is help guide the folks that want to do things right. It can act essential as a safety and courtesy checklist.

george.leopold
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george.leopold   7/3/2012 1:30:42 PM
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As a commenter said here awhile back: "Absolute control over the RF link will be next to impossible from an RF engineers’ perspective..."

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Neo10   7/3/2012 2:19:47 AM
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Funny you say that, because I read recently that a university professor and his students were able to take over control of a military drone and demonstrate that it could be hacked.

nicolas.mokhoff
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nicolas.mokhoff   7/3/2012 2:03:20 AM
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"Eye in the sky" applications for rescue operations and law and order surveillance seem to be the benevolent side of civilian drones. And an Industry Code of Conduct is a noble start. But I wonder if a voluntary declaration is enough of a net to catch the criminal from the innocent. And what would prevent a homeland terrorist organization from hijacking a couple of civilian drones, retrofitting them with small rockets and take down some landmarks? There's more than safety and security that are at risk here.

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