The June 16th Blog entry here garnered many viewers and several personal comments sent in.
The news in the last few days about drones spying on civilians is a good follow-up to the “traffic cameras” now arriving in yelm:
– “Drones over America: Are they spying on you?”
“Thousands of them could be flying in US skies within the next 10 years”
Read more by Brad Knickerbocker in The Christian Science Monitor.
– “Talk of drones patrolling US skies spawns anxiety”
Read more by Joan Lowy of the Associated Press.
– “The drone over your backyard: A guide”
“U.S. skies are being opened to police and private drones. Will it be the end of privacy?”
Read more in “The Week” Magazine.
– “War Evolves With Drones, Some Tiny as Bugs”
Read more from Elisabeth Bumiller and Thom Shanker in today’s New York Times.
– “US military surveillance future: Drones now come in swarms?”
“A small insect or a mosquito over your ear may now be much more than simply annoying. Those could easily be micro drones which now come in a swarm of bug-sized flying spies,” quoting RT.
And then this in USA Today on June 20, 2012:
– “High-definition cameras, biometric scanning could speed fliers through airport security.”
UPDATE: June 25, 2012
“Jimmy Carter Accuses U.S. of ‘Widespread Abuse of Human Rights'”
Read more from ABC News, Amy Bingham
Read more from President Carter’s Op-Ed in The New York Times.