UVU bidding to own the skies: Aviation department heads alliance to become FAA test facility for domestic drone use

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  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    March 14, 2013 10:06 a.m.

    What with satellites in space, cameras everywhere, electronic correspondence monitored, and soon drones overhead, let's face it. There is no such thing as privacy in America anymore. Just live and expect that anything done or said outside of your own home wlll be available for others to monitor. And that's just the technology we know about. I'd hate to think about a bunch of voyeur type guys working at the CIA, NSA, NRO, or whatever, being able to actuallly see into homes from some super penetrating satellite. If it isn't happening yet, it probably will. That's life in a high tech world.

  • Oldy Glocks Orem, UT
    March 14, 2013 9:26 a.m.

    The author is a sports writer trainee for the Deseret News. He is very good at writing the propaganda as it is fed to him. We are so safe now. Just like the scriptures warn, All is well in Zion.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 14, 2013 8:52 a.m.

    We want everyone to have a gun to protect themselves from an invasion of Privacy. However, we will be the test bed for drones for domestic use. This is not congruent. The Federal Government has one of the largest test range areas in the world and Utah Valley with it's constituents wanting to have the invasion process overhead?

    We had the air puffer and all body scanners in the SLC airport and our Congressman pushed to get that out for security. However, now, not just passengers will be "scanned" but all citizens in the Utah Valley will be scrutinized. Hopefully, they won't be out testing their equipment on Sunday when people are able to have a day off. That would keep them from finding out what Utah Valley people do on Sundays and have it recorded in the Intelligence Building at Camp Williams and send to the various places to be analyzed.

    Grants such as the Medicaid paying 100% to a state that accepts their enticement for 3-years free has other items that go through the process to get you hooked. Seagulls like the garbage from ships but they forget their native ability to gather food.

  • Eliyahu Pleasant Grove, UT
    March 14, 2013 8:49 a.m.

    We definitely seem to be of two minds on this subject. We're sure that the feds are going to use these things to spy on us and to violate our civil rights, but at the same time, we also want to make sure we are the ones who will help develop and test them so that they're effective at what they do.

  • twelvestringsam Orem, UT
    March 13, 2013 12:48 p.m.

    Cool Article.