by Russ Imrie 2012
America’s cyber world is arriving at a re-defining “cyber spring,” much as the authoritarian regimes across the Arab World that were upset in 2011. Technology is forcing a re-orientation of values like Constitutionally and Judicially affirmed individual privacy rights, deregulatory fervor, national security and the nation’s global competitiveness. The powerful genie of ubiquitous internet and services, many based on your location and private information to function, is not going back in the bottle.
I’m just in from Politico’s latest “Future of Technology” series. With heavyweights joining in this a was very cool event—exciting ideas flowed and questions were asked and addressed about privacy.
I need to fill out a better development on this train of thought for publishing here Friday the 27th, connecting it with the 900 pound gorilla of private UAV surveillance data to be unleashed as the FAA, ACLU, and manufacturers wrestle with regulation (or not) of private drones. The privacy issues talked about today don’t address another source of personal information that is at risk of being made public with no accountability. That’s “curated” video and photographic information acquired by small, individually or corporately operated Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) flying at ‘amateur” elevations below 400 feet.
With the evolution of drone targeting algorithms tagged “signature” strikes, recently announced Executive Orders authorizing remote ” sanctioning” of foreign nationals officially deemed to be dangers to National Security, the coming unleashing of a private UAV industry, research and development of “big data” analysis and visualization, and glaring
challenges to effective legislation, what’s coming together is a “cyber spring” moment.
More for this post is being developed. Come back again. – Russ
Russell Imrie is a Web Content Specialist, webmaster and an American Indian blogger living in the Washington DC area.
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