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DARPA and the ARGUS-IS Drone camera.

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Your privacy is ten thousand times more threatened by Facebook than this camera.

Unless I'm mistaken, Facebook doesn't have the ability to track me with live camera. I could be wrong, but I don't believe it does.

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Well Cell phone and GPS apps that track you...its not what are they doing today but the non-opposition to what could be done. Privacy is not a bad thing or a crime.

Find my cell phone app today.....Terminator-Drone target lock tomorrow...enjoy.

Also Minority Report style technology will have commercial applications that just will be annoying.

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There's quite a large group of people who don't like the idea that the government, should they want to, has the ability to see, follow, and track your every move. It's totalitarian, it's big brother, it's a surveillance state. These things make people feel threatened, feel imprisoned to a overbearing, overarching power structure.

But that presupposes that they would want to. That for some reason the US Govt would find you and your habits uniquely interesting out of the 313 million other Americans.

My guess is that without reason to look in on someone the powers that be would have little to no resources for simply watching citizens go about their mundane little lives. For that matter they probably wouldn't have the resources to watch even known or suspected criminals unless they were suspected of being involved in reasonably serious crimes.

I dont see how its any different than worrying about the fact that, if so motivated, the government could recreate every single online mouse click and see every single website I had visited in the last year or more. Can they do it? Yes. Will they? Not likely. So on my scale of worry/dont worry about it its way down in the "fug it" region.

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I'm not out doing terrorist poo so I'm not worried about it.

Neither were some of the folks in Gitmo...

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But that presupposes that they would want to. That for some reason the US Govt would find you and your habits uniquely interesting out of the 313 million other Americans.

One of the perhaps positive effects of developments like this is the raw amount of data that is being stored is astronomical. We are measuring information in Zetabytes and there probably isn't a Zetabyte of storgae in the world.

So one day you may have every conversation and movement I make stored on a hard drive somewhere but good luck sifting through it.

When i worked for a firm of 200 people every email was tracked and stored. People of course were worried that someone was reading through emails. The IT guy laughed and said the raw man hours to go looking for stuff would be overly prohibitive.

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Yeah, it's not the data, it's the search engines that you should be worried about.

Take FB's new Graph Search for example. I can look up "Men who like Carolina Huddle and Glee" and find all of you fugers on it.

No joke.

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They can speed up the search by filtering keywords and phrases in messages.

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They can speed up the search by filtering keywords and phrases in messages.

Just like if you say the word "kilo"..on the phone it triggers a few actions.

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Just like if you say the word "kilo"..on the phone it triggers a few actions.

I imagine it does! lol

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