Parker Higgins and Trevor Timm
June 12, 2012
Since last month, when EFFÂ released a list of the sixty-odd public agencies that have already received from the FAA approval to fly domestic drones, the issue of drone surveillance has reached front and center in many Americansâ€™ mind. Yet barely any information is known about what law enforcement agencies plan to do with these unmanned flying vehicles. So we want your help to gather this information into one place.
The groups listed by the FAA included about two dozen local police agencies, but we expect this number to grow rapidly in the coming weeks and months. In February Congress passedÂ a bill mandating the FAA authorize drones to public agencies if they can prove they can fly them safely. And recently, the Department of Homeland Security, which was already handing out grants to local police agencies, announced a program to â€œfacilitate and accelerate the adoptionâ€ of drones by local police agencies. And last month the FAA announced it had establishedÂ new (though undisclosed) procedures to allow more law enforcement agencies quicker access to fly drones.
The $4 million Air-based Technologies Program, which will test and evaluate small, unmanned aircraft systems, is designed to be a â€˜middlemanâ€™ between drone manufacturers and first-responder agencies â€˜before they jump into the pool,â€™ said John Appleby, a manager in the DHS Science and Technology Directorateâ€™s division of borders and maritime security.
This is, or will become, a controversy all over the United States. From Seattle, to Miami, Tennessee to Atlanta, and everywhere in between, local towns will soon grapple over the privacy dangers drones will create.
America has not even heard of " had enough"Â and most wont until they see them flying around their own towns,Â or something happens to them personally. By then might it be to late, how many of them will we have by then.
Are we entering into a sci fi movieÂ if you have ever ready " mark dices" BIG BROTHER"Â there is information in there that would totally creep you out.Â Stuff you really couldn't believe.Â If more people were aware of what's to come, I think they would take the drone, and that nut job for a President more seriously.
In Big Brother: The Orwellian Nightmare Come True, Mark Dice details actual high-tech spy gadgets, mind-reading machines, emerging artificial intelligence systems, and government projects that seem as if they came right out of George Orwellâ€™s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.Â Â
Orwellâ€™s famous book was first published in 1949, and tells the story of a nightmarish future where citizens have lost all privacy and are continuously monitored by the omniscient Big Brother surveillance system which keeps them obedient to a totalitarian government.
The novel is eerily prophetic as many of the fictional systems of surveillance described have now become a reality.Â Mark Dice shows you the scary documentation that Big Brother is watching you, and is more powerful than you could imagine.
Turn off the TV, get off the Internet, and read a BOOK