Invasions of privacy seem to be gaining the public’s attention, as surveillance capabilities continue to expand, especially when it involves law enforcement.
After a loud public outcry, Seattle’s police force abandoned its plans to deploy surveillance drones. Virginia’s state government has imposed a two-year moratorium on the use of drones by police in the state. In addition, 13 states are currently considering similar anti-drone legislation. Meanwhile, online discussion groups have become rather aggressive, posting ways to interfere with the radio frequencies of drones circling overhead and even suggesting methods for shooting drones out of the sky. (New Scientist)
The question arises: Will this sensitivity to being watched spread to Internet commercial monitoring? So far, the answer is “not so much,” but it bears watching.