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    Police planning to use CCTV spy drones on all of us

    Police in the UK are planning to use unmanned spy drones, controversially deployed in Afghanistan, for the ­"routine" monitoring of antisocial motorists, ­protesters, agricultural thieves and fly-tippers, in a significant expansion of covert state surveillance.

    Link to report below

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    Original Poster

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    I find this so over the top. It's bad enough that we have CCTV on every building and street, but having spy drones everywhere is such a breach of privacy.
    What's next? Robocop?

    Great stuff.. I have nothing to hide...

    Ghillie and a air rifle = problem sorted!


    Actually it I can see these being used to gain "street cred" if you take one down!

    Original Poster

    harlzter;7647961

    Ghillie and a air rifle = problem sorted!Actually it I can see these … Ghillie and a air rifle = problem sorted!Actually it I can see these being used to gain "street cred" if you take one down!



    Lol, i wish it could be that easy to shoot them down. But they can fly up to 20,000ft or higher.

    Chiptivo;7647948

    Great stuff.. I have nothing to hide...



    But would you really want one with the ability to watch what you do even in the privacy of your own garden? I have my own CCTV set-up for my own security with instant online back-up.


    Say your partner wants to sunbathe topless, how would you feel if the drone did a flyby?

    Banned

    harlzter;7647973

    But would you really want one with the ability to watch what you do even … But would you really want one with the ability to watch what you do even in the privacy of your own garden? I have my own CCTV set-up for my own security with instant online back-up.Say your partner wants to sunbathe topless, how would you feel if the drone did a flyby?



    There are always spy plane over us.

    I flash them :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    harlzter;7647973

    But would you really want one with the ability to watch what you do even … But would you really want one with the ability to watch what you do even in the privacy of your own garden? I have my own CCTV set-up for my own security with instant online back-up.Say your partner wants to sunbathe topless, how would you feel if the drone did a flyby?



    Exactly.
    Or an even worse case is someone hacking into the spy drone (Happened recently in Iraq)
    And then use the drones information to perform criminal acts.

    DarkKnight;7647972

    Lol, i wish it could be that easy to shoot them down. But they can fly up … Lol, i wish it could be that easy to shoot them down. But they can fly up to 20,000ft or higher.




    Damned! Where theres a will theres a way:whistling:


    I'm waiting for google to update its aerial shots at the minute, I've laid a message out on the flat shed roof (its about 10 foot x 30!!!) with hosepipe! Knowing my luck they will have done it during recent snow

    DLM;7647975

    There are always spy plane over us.I flash them :thumbsup:




    Aww I thought you did that flashing just for me:cry:

    Banned

    DarkKnight;7647927

    ]Link.I find this so over the top. It's bad enough that we have CCTV on … ]Link.I find this so over the top. It's bad enough that we have CCTV on every building and street, but having spy drones everywhere is such a breach of privacy.What's next? Robocop?



    And also what it will cost the taxpayer to have that in use?

    And it's not exactly enviroment friendly either,


    Some say I'm robomod

    police using robocop wouldn't suprise me either lol

    Banned

    harlzter;7647989

    Aww I thought you did that flashing just for me:cry:



    :-D:oops:

    haha oh how I wished OP had watched 24 this evening

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;7647987

    They didn't hack into one in Iraq, they just watched an unsecure video … They didn't hack into one in Iraq, they just watched an unsecure video stream. Also you really think the sky will be full of these at 20,000 feet, do you know what chaos that would cause for planes.



    Most passenger planes fly at around 30,000 or 40,000ft

    dj_urban;7647991

    And also what it will cost the taxpayer to have that in use? And it's not … And also what it will cost the taxpayer to have that in use? And it's not exactly enviroment friendly either, Some say I'm robomod police using robocop wouldn't suprise me either lol



    Maybe it will become Skynet. Lol

    beamo;7648025

    haha oh how I wished OP had watched 24 this evening



    Why?

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;7648077

    Most major cities have airports, I've personally flown really low over, … Most major cities have airports, I've personally flown really low over, Leeds, London, New York, Vegas, Sydney, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hong Kong etc, just in 2009, much lower than 30-40,000 ft.



    Yes but of course they can work out a system where there will be no chaos. They would probably just treat the drone as like any other plane, and therefore prevent collisions.
    The sky is massive.

    DarkKnight;7648085

    Yes but of course they can work out a system where there will be no … Yes but of course they can work out a system where there will be no chaos. They would probably just treat the drone as like any other plane, and therefore prevent collisions.The sky is massive.



    First major revelation of 2010.

    Original Poster

    angelfairee;7648092

    First major revelation of 2010.



    I learnt it on The Weakest Link :-D

    Banned

    somebodys been watching too much 24:roll:

    conspiracy anyone?

    Banned

    it'll never happen

    /thread

    Unlikely many forces could afford these. Police are making massive cuts not spending.

    However, I would say, if you are reading about it then it is already happening...and yes, we are living in surveillance state. I wouldn't say necessarily the police will have these yet, but i am sure they have access anyway through military or other means if the need arose. Sure the helicopters do most of what is required anyway except for covert.

    I'm all for it...in fact, I will fully support the use of TomaHawk Cruise Missiles to take out the Corsa Cruisers and any other motorist in the UK that puts other road users and pedestrians at risk because of their lazy wreckless driving.



    Edit : Especially those drivers who sit at 50mph on the outside lane of a dual carriageway or motorway. We should have Apache Gunships patrolling those highways specifically to take those ******* out.....

    okay, Monday morning blues over with...I'm off to work... :w00t:

    Is it just me that lives in an area with police helicopters?

    What is the problem? If you're a law abiding citizen then this can only help you? A few daily mirror readers online I see.

    got more chance of google doing it before the police do..........oh yeah especially since all police forces budgets are being cut!

    StevenA2000_uk;7648347

    I'm all for it...in fact, I will fully support the use of TomaHawk Cruise … I'm all for it...in fact, I will fully support the use of TomaHawk Cruise Missiles to take out the Corsa Cruisers and any other motorist in the UK that puts other road users and pedestrians at risk because of their lazy wreckless driving.



    Wreckless? :-D Even a spellchecker wouldn't save you from that one!

    Obviously this will affect the OP significantly more then the rest of us.

    With his views on terrorism and western countries he will probably have one buzzing over his head 24/7

    Chiptivo;7647948

    Great stuff.. I have nothing to hide...



    +1

    Only those with something to hide will object. :roll:

    Trickyjabs;7648675

    +1Only those with something to hide will object. :roll:



    I have nothing to hide but object on the grounds that its a waste of money and this country has more CCTV than any other country and not 1 has solved a crime......

    and the police force cuts this year will be large so they need to actually keep up the service they are currently providing rather than let it drop for the sake of remote control aeroplanes

    ridiculous

    Really doesn't bother me, but I just don't believe the story full stop.

    controversially deployed in Afghanistan?? WTF??

    Banned

    davelfc;7648381

    What is the problem? If you're a law abiding citizen then this can only … What is the problem? If you're a law abiding citizen then this can only help you? A few daily mirror readers online I see.



    Would you be happy being geo-tagged so that your movements could be monitored 24/7?

    I mean, if you've got nothing to hide....

    Banned

    Just use the cold blooded perk and they won't see you, simples

    Alfonse;7648811

    this country has more CCTV than any other country and not 1 has solved a … this country has more CCTV than any other country and not 1 has solved a crime......



    Depends how you define 'solved'. If you mean; put on a dearstalker, smoked a pipe, donned a cape and caught criminals with the help of an assistant called Watson, then you are right, CCTVs have never done this. :whistling:

    Otherwise, they prevent or catch people in the act or commiting 100s of crimes a day.

    Maybe you were just trying to write the stupidest post of the day, congratulations, no one else has come close!

    Banned

    FilthAndFurry;7649000

    Would you be happy being geo-tagged so that your movements could be … Would you be happy being geo-tagged so that your movements could be monitored 24/7?I mean, if you've got nothing to hide....



    At least they could save the expense for you. Leaving the bedroom at your parents house must be so rare it wouldn't be worth the effort.

    I'm quite happy at any initiative to combat terrorism, although since Susan Boyle announced she was a virgin, there was been a marked reduction in suicide bombings. Way2go Subo.:-D

    Trickyjabs;7649036

    Depends how you define 'solved'. If you mean; put on a dearstalker, … Depends how you define 'solved'. If you mean; put on a dearstalker, smoked a pipe, donned a cape and caught criminals with the help of an assistant called Watson, then you are right, CCTVs have never done this. :whistling:Otherwise, they prevent or catch people in the act or commiting 100s of crimes a day. :)Maybe you were just trying to write the stupidest post of the day, congratulations, no one else has come close!



    news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

    hush richard

    :whistling:

    Original Poster

    pghstochaj;7648372

    Is it just me that lives in an area with police helicopters?



    Well that's the technology that they should keep using instead of drones...helicopters.
    They don't have to spend money on drones and also their upkeep in that case. And we would be able to see if we are being spied on, unlike invisible drones.

    davelfc;7648381

    What is the problem? If you're a law abiding citizen then this can only … What is the problem? If you're a law abiding citizen then this can only help you? A few daily mirror readers online I see.



    Not many cases have been solved by the hundreds of thousands of CCTV camera's already in place.
    To have camera's in the street for example in banks,shops etc is understandable.
    But to have invisible movable camera's where they can spy on you anywhere? Not good at all.
    Just such an invasion of privacy.
    Yes i'm a law abiding citizen, but i'm sick of even things like being scanned dozens of times at airports etc. It's far too over the top in this country.
    Spy drones would push it over the edge.

    boothy;7648517

    Obviously this will affect the OP significantly more then the rest of … Obviously this will affect the OP significantly more then the rest of us.With his views on terrorism and western countries he will probably have one buzzing over his head 24/7



    With your view's, you would have anti-racism drone's trying to catch you out 24/7, they would make loads of money.

    pucker;7648970

    controversially deployed in Afghanistan?? WTF??



    It mean's that they were used in Afghanistan (To bomb the bejesus out of innocent civilians)
    hence the word "controversially"

    guv;7649055

    At least they could save the expense for you. Leaving the bedroom at your … At least they could save the expense for you. Leaving the bedroom at your parents house must be so rare it wouldn't be worth the effort.I'm quite happy at any initiative to combat terrorism, although since Susan Boyle announced she was a virgin, there was been a marked reduction in suicide bombings. Way2go Subo.:-D



    They didn't say anywhere about them being used against terrorists (Which drones would have been a logical way to counter)
    It's obvious that they just want to use these to spy on everyone, i mean who gives a monkey's about fly-tipping out of all the crimes carried out in the country?

    Banned

    Alfonse;7649072

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8219022.stmhush richard:whistling:


    So you were wrong then! :thinking:

    "and not 1 has solved a crime......"

    :roll:

    and wasnt it CCTV that led to the arrest of the James Bulger killers.......

    1,000 cameras 'solve one crime'

    notice the punctuation marks.............!!

    the JB case was not solved by CCTV, as you put it led towards their arrest as part of a murder enquiry

    lol

    Banned

    Alfonse;7649441

    1,000 cameras 'solve one crime' notice the punctuation … 1,000 cameras 'solve one crime' notice the punctuation marks.............!!the JB case was not solved by CCTV, as you put it led towards their arrest as part of a murder enquirylol


    so you were wrong then as they do solve crime which you clearly stated didnt happen :whistling:

    in any case, I thought the whole idea of cctv was to deter crime so this whole thread is moot :-D

    Not going to happen - most crimes occur in built up areas and I suspect tower blocks etc will limit the effectiveness. Personally I think every person living in the UK (or visting long-term) should be on the DNA register.......

    If you are not a criminal then why would CCTV bother you?
    I couldnt care less if "big brother" is watching me out in public.

    Alfonse;7648811

    I have nothing to hide but object on the grounds that its a waste of … I have nothing to hide but object on the grounds that its a waste of money and this country has more CCTV than any other country and not 1 has solved a crime......



    Thats a pretty ignorant statement tbh, the amount of crimes solved or given leads to solving is actaully a lot higher than 0 i think you will find.
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