Joe Cadillic writes:
This year was full of many disturbing stories, like the one about Bloomberg’s role-playing workshops being used to convince the public to accept police drones equipped with microphones. And another about politicians claiming police drones will help revitalize a downtown and create community connections.
None of that could have prepared me for what I discovered after looking into the FAA’s drone program.
Last month an article in Nextgov caught my attention with the headline “Surveying the public in a city being used as a federal drone testing site.” Those first three words “surveying the public, sounds an awful lot like surveilling the public.
Could that be what they are really saying? You be the judge.
The article claims the FAA plans to allow drones to be used for food deliveries like Uber Eats, blood and medical supplies and mentions police surveillance drones only once. Which seemed a little suspicious.
An article in the San Diego Tribune revealed that the FAA and 20 regional organizations are working together to convince residents to accept drones.
Read more on MassPrivateI.
There really needs to be wider distribution of the stuff Joe finds and tries to inform us about. Seriously: how is Joe not working for EFF or ACLU or some important civil liberties organization? The stuff he finds and dives into is just so important!