website statistics

Many organizations have tried to stop spying upon general people through drones, but the government didn't pay attention. So, Texas has declared war on the drones.

What is the next Gadget you want?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading ... Loading ...

The purpose of making flying robots or drones was to keep an eye on the criminals in a more smooth and easy way. But now, besides keeping an eye on the criminals, drones are also used spying upon general people, specially upon US citizens. Many organizations like the EFF and ACLU have tried to raise the issue over people’s privacy concern, but failed to grab government’s attention. But now, Texas has declared war on the drones.


Protest For Drone

In 2012, a hobbyist operating a small UAV over public land in Dallas, TX, accidentally photographed a Dallas meat-packing plant illegally dumping pig blood into the Trinity river, resulting in an EPA indictment. Representative Lance Gooden introduced HB912, a bill for capturing images by unmanned vehicles and aircraft. It was written in the bill:

“A person commits an offense if the person uses or authorizes the use of an unmanned vehicle or aircraft to capture an image without the express consent of the person who owns or lawfully occupies the real property captured in the image.” (“Image” is defined as including any type of recorded telemetry from sensors that measure “sound waves, thermal, infrared, ultraviolet, visible light, or other electromagnetic waves, odor, or other conditions”.)

This means, any robot in the air, underwater, on the ground, even if operating on public property, that inadvertently records any type of sensor data originating on private property, is deemed illegal. Apparently it seemed that the bill was preventing government drones from spying on citizens but actually it wasn’t. Rather, the bill had vast proposition gap and hence Todd Humphreys of the UTA Radionavigation Lab warned, “the legislation is overly broad. It doesn’t allow for a distinction between intentional peeping toms and inadvertent or unwitting surveillance”.

On the other side, EFF and ACLU have tried to stop spying on general people, but the government ignored them. After long patience, now Texas people have burst into rage. Now they have declared war on drones.

If you’re in Texas and concerned about this bill, there’s an FPVLAb discussion thread about it with information on contacting your representatives.

Source: Robots

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


Google Allowed To Display News Snippets For Free By German Parliament

CloudFlare Went Down For An Hour With 785,000 Websites It Serves
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On March 3, 2013(1 year, 1 month ago.)

Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

At the beginning level, many people don't know how to use Gmail properly. For them, a here's a helpful guideline.
Skype now allows you to call directly from your Outlook account. Find the step-by-step installation process from this tutorial.
This tutorial helps you quickly resolve four of the most common problems that occur with Windows XP.
After releasing Look Back, many people didn't like it. So Facebook planned to add an Edit tool to the feature and now you can edit your Facebook Look Back video.
Do you want to record Skype calls but don't know how to do that? Then this guide is absolutely for you. Get inside the article for details.
Do you know that many companies can track you on Facebook? Do you want to know who they are? Do you want to block them?
So you've been planning on replacing your old hard drive with the new drive? This tutorial helps you with a few simple steps.
Bitcoin is a digital currency that has gained extraordinary momentum in the last few months. This tutorial helps you get started with the basics.
Android lockscreen can be secured in a number of ways, some of which are described in this brief tutorial.
This review of iSkysoft Video Converter tells you everything you want to know about this Win 8/7 compatible video/DVD tool. Check the below to learn more details.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook