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Drone creep filmed woman's house and refused to stop

Resident complains

14 May 2013 12:16 | Capitol Hill Seattle

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In Capitol Hill Seattle's complaints blog, a woman has reported a stranger flying a drone near her house and refusing to leave.

"I initially mistook its noisy buzzing for a weed-whacker," the resident said. "After several minutes, I looked out my third story window to see a drone hovering a few feet away".

Her husband approached the man, but he insisted it was perfectly legal to fly an aerial drone over her garden. The pilot was using a drone equipped with a camera and wearing glasses, which transmit the images he was observing using the UAV, and claimed to be doing research.

"We are extremely concerned," the resident said, "as he could very easily be a criminal who plans to break into our house or a peeping tom". She called the police but they did not pursue the pilot after he left, and is wondering if there had been any other sightings of the pilot around the Capitol Hill area.

The mysterious drone operator may be perfectly right. Legislation on new technologies can often take some time to catch up with the technologies themselves, and it's perfectly possible he was technically operating within the law.

As the Atlantic notes, talking to a Harvard public policy expert, there would be multiple questions to determine the legality of the drone - like what type of drone it was, and how it was flown. It could have been flown in accordance with FAA regulations. And, crucially, what exactly was being photographed, and if that was in line with the First Amendment. (More...)

Read the complete article at: http://news.techeye.net/security/drone-creep-filmed-womans-house-and-refused-to-stop

Steve

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I think I would have to just shot down this drone if it was peaking through my window.....

With my luck I'd get arrested for discharging a firearm inside the city limits... How-some-ever... One of those high-power, arm-braced slingshots with a sack-load of 1 ounce ball-bearings just might fit the bill.. *evil grin*

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If it was not approved by Google then as the previous news article explained by the Google CEO - it should not be allowed.

I'm not saying it should or should not only that claiming we're a free nation and then constantly creating laws that allow either only government or big business to do it is not very free.

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If I was this women I would have enticed it closer using my womanly powers both of them and then with cunning and speed I'd entrap it with an improvised net (sheet from the bed), and kept it, as the pervs hardly likely to ask for it back and I've always wanted a flying machine. I made one of those lifters of you tube, but mrs vince said NO GET IT OUT THE HOUSE NOW, lol. That was after I told her don't touch it,  it's got a lot of voltage going through it, smiles at the thought of not telling mrs vince about the high voltage, ahhh what could have been. Eccentrics make this world great, even if this one is a perv.

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If I was this women I would have enticed it closer using my womanly powers both of them and then with cunning and speed I'd entrap it with an improvised net (sheet from the bed), and kept it, as the pervs hardly likely to ask for it back and I've always wanted a flying machine. I made one of those lifters of you tube, but mrs vince said NO GET IT OUT THE HOUSE NOW, lol. That was after I told her don't touch it,  it's got a lot of voltage going through it, smiles at the thought of not telling mrs vince about the high voltage, ahhh what could have been. Eccentrics make this world great, even if this one is a perv.

 

 

 

 

I would have captured it, then taken a hammer to it gleefully.

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