Kentucky governor says information station drone invaded privateness

Technically Incorrect gives a barely twisted tackle the tech that is taken over our lives.


The governor feels his privateness was invaded. 


Invoice Clark

I consider Kentucky as the house of drone warfare.

It is the place famend (in his a part of Kentucky) anti-drone warrior William Merideth shot down a drone that he mentioned was spying on him and his household. A decide sided with him.

Now the state’s governor is offended at what he says was a drone invading the airspace over his home.

Gov. Matt Bevin took to Twitter — so you realize this severe — to complain: “The drone that was simply flying over my dwelling & filming my kids was personally flown by @WDRBNews Director.”

May or not it’s respected information station had mustered the nerve to hover a drone over the governor’s abode?

Effectively, the very director whom Bevin accused in his tweet additionally took to Twitter to reply, confirming that the station was behind the drone’s flight.

“.@GovMattBevin WDRB was flying a drone in accordance to the FAA guidelines to cowl information taking place at your house. There’s NO video of youngsters,” tweeted WDRB information director Barry Fulmer, who did not verify he was the drone’s pilot.

Neither Bevin nor Fulmer instantly responded to a request for remark. 

Why, although, might need Fulmer chosen to pilot his method over Bevin’s dwelling? 

One chance is a narrative that aired on WDRB on Tuesday. It concerned an argument surrounding the true worth of the governor’s residence, which was bought via a restricted legal responsibility firm. The native Courier-Journal referred to it as a attainable “sweetheart deal.”

What an enchanting portent it’s of the world to come back. Or, relatively the one which’s already right here. Drones flying the place helicopters worry to tread. Or, maybe, the place helicopters are simply costlier to fly.

Drones may, not less than in Amazon’s eyes, be so helpful in delivering our each materials want that they will quickly be, in Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phrases, “as frequent as seeing a mail truck.”

However their capability to snoop is one that’s unparalleled. Why, a brand new Amazon patent gives the likelihood that its drones will scan your home whereas they’re delivering your chainsaw. 

I do not suppose William Merideth would really like that in any respect. I am undecided I might prefer it both.

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