Monday, November 19, 2012

Domestic Spying: Consumer Drone, Records Videos, Snaps Photos

As the U.S. government spends millions on unmanned drone attacks in secret wars abroad, U.S. entrepreneurs are trying to find a way to bring some of that technology to the average citizen. Now, thanks to the Parrot AR Drone 2.0, the average citizen can guide a low-powered drone by using their smartphone.
The Parrot AR Drone 2.0, which costs roughly $300, allows average citizens to aerially spy on anyone they can. The miniature drone is controlled by using an app on the iPhone or iPad. The aircraft itself features multiple sensors that include high-definition front-facing 720p camera and a vertical camera that faces straight down from the bottom of the quadricopter. The machine itself is relatively lightweight and can be easily transported.

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