Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork.—Part I, Chapter I, Nineteen Eighty-Four
The NSA has added a wing that spies on Americans. Seriously, they did. Do we need this? Maybe, but I want some guidelines, how about you?
Rand Paul recently made a point about drones and our constitutional rights. Was he exaggerating? Some would have us think so.
Ignore the calls for silence on the issue because the new technology needs guidelines if we are to keep our 4th amendment rights and it’s not just for drones.
Drones equipped with infrared cameras will be capable of spying right through the walls of your home. They will be so small and fly so far overhead that you won’t see them but they will see you. There is a plan to put 30,000 government drones in the sky within the next few years. Will the government abuse this? Of course they will.
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