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prabhakar_deosthali   5/28/2014 3:20:21 AM
For every matter that exists in this world , there is Anti-matter. So if Drones can snnop onto your privacy, then there will be anit-drones who will destroy such drones hovering over your garden.


Like there are anti air craft missiles , soon there will be anit-drone defence systems and the Hollywood stars will be bthe first to install them on their sprawling premises.


Laws will come into existance which will give right to citizens to shoot down such drones if they are found invading on their privacy.

So let us see how the Drone Drama unfolds !

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Re: Who Owns the Space Above Your Garden?
docdivakar   5/27/2014 4:11:05 PM
This article does bring up many concerns regarding the use of drones by hobbyists -legal and ethical. Privacy these days is a mirage! We know there are satellites watching us from the sky, video surveillance is pervasive and now we have invading cameras mounted on Quadcopters to get even more up close and personal :-(

The paparazzis in Hollywood must be salivating now that their options are many! They don't have to chase the celebrities any more -their drones can do it for them! And they can sweep down low and snoop sitting in their cars!

As for me, I will be content to taking a Dronie, i.e., a selfie from a Drone... and don't intend to go beyond that!

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Model airplanes vs drones
Bert22306   5/27/2014 2:56:43 PM
When I was a kid, there were balsa wood model airplanes powered by a rubber band, that flew a short distance. Okay, maybe that's "stretching" the point. But there have also been radio-controlled model airplanes that run on small ICE engines, for many decades, that never seem to have elicited indignation.

I'm not sure at what point these contraptions become something to be obsessive about, although I suppose at some point obsessing is justifiable.

A kid taking pictures from a model airplane, in effect, is not too worrisome, unless the thing crashes and breaks something. Perhaps the small fine reflects this.

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