This is the YouTube video that goes with the previous article.
Doesn't this just give you hope for the future? (Yes, that was sarcasm)
I've been watching the whole Drone thing evolve and expand over the last few years. Once the military started using them on a regular basis 10 yrs or so ago I wondered how long it would be before usage started by Law Enforcement. They're already getting rulings from judges that it's OK to fly these things over peoples property without warrants. Then after going to some of these techie websites and seeing what they were playing with, I knew that genie was out of the bottle.
The government can go fuck themselves. There is no way to stop people (who have the technical expertise, and believe me, there are plenty of them out there) from building these things and modifying them.
I can't wait for the first time somebody records a couple of cops doing something they're not supposed to. They already go batshit when they see people filming them during stops and interviews, but at least they can stop the filmers or lock them up and take the cameras away. That's not going to happen with these devices.
This is going to be insane, and you know it's only a matter of time until it happens.
Like I say, they're not going to be able to stop people from doing it. Look at those little remote controlled helicopters they sell for as little as $19.99. The parts involved all have other completely legal uses, and you can get them from Radio Shack, eBay, mail order ads from literally hundreds of online tech-oriented websites.
This is going to be real interesting.