Thursday, August 7, 2014

Police drone is invasive ‘toxic toy’

Scott Herhold suggests that San Jose Police Department's new $7,000 drone should be returned or sold, before the police are tempted to use it to invade taxpayers' privacy.

The department's stated 'primary purpose' for the drone - disarming bombs - seems a bit of a stretch to me. Surely there are robotic tools better suited to that purpose.

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Police drone is invasive 'toxic toy'
Contact Scott Herhold at 408-275-0917 or Follow him at
San Jose Mercury News
Aug 3 2014

So, great: Somewhere in the bowels of the San Jose Police Department, we have a drone bought with federal money — a Neo 660 V2, to be precise — a 2-foot-wide device that can carry a camera and transmit back incredibly invasive pictures of...
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