Posted 5 years ago on April 9, 2013, 11:08 p.m. EST by windyacres
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Is Exxon having any effect on what videos we see from the oil pipeline spill in Arkansas now? BP argued for a few days that they didn't need to show the videos from the spill at the bottom of the gulf, but eventually was forced to put HD cameras there. That's the way it should be.
Imagine your friend's 4 year old daughter has gone missing, last seen playing at the park about 2 hours ago. Police have already been notified and the search is on. Everyone holds hands as they search a field, to be sure that where they've searched doesn't need to be searched again.
We live in a different world now. We might have a plane or a helicopter or both on that scene to help, but the possibility of 500 drones looking for this child exists now. It's like a miracle! There will be many good uses for drones, especially during or after any disaster. The Mexican border could easily be monitored if we wanted. I don't welcome the world of drones but I see they are inevitable and believe a discussion about any future privacy of anyone is planned asap. It makes sense that privacy in the future needs to be addressed. Screaming about the existence of drones is pointless forever. A plan now could allow us to benefit from good things drones will do, but more importantly, secure privacy for everyone.
The only fair way to accomplish this is to make all videos available to everyone. Please read the previous sentence again. To the many of you who have never owned and run a store, you recognize the phrase, "Who's minding the store". We the people should mind our store which is our own government. If there are problem/significant areas, we should install cameras to record the action. If we have a government that wants to keep these videos secret, that sounds risky to me, so let's insist that they not be secret.
There are many millions of Americans already working where cameras are recording. Many other buildings and places have cameras. Cars have cameras, cellphones, etc. They're everywhere already and yet there are more pros than cons for more.
It's whether we have ANY privacy in the future that we should be insistant is planned!