With the accidental (and apparently innocent) crash of a DJI Phantom quadcopter on the White House lawn, there’s an urgency to the question of how the Secret Service can defend against a small drone that’s been launched with malicious intent. The key is malicious — people who are actively hoping to evade detection (otherwise, rule and regulations will suffice, no?). There’s two problems to solve, really. The first is detection, and the second is stopping a drone.
An amusing story in cnet today:
Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants
Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans’ e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.
How does a law go from “we’re going to protect your rights” to “we’re going to strip your rights”?