[FoRK] Army Tracking Plan: Drones That Never Forget a Face

mdw at martinwills.com mdw at martinwills.com
Thu Sep 29 09:47:20 PDT 2011

If you live in the U.S. you have less to worry about....   The U.S.
Constitution kicks in at the 12 mile ocean limit (except fishing then 200
mile limit) and you can request via the FOIA for any information you want
at the Federal Level (and in most states).

The Army however, is not bound by the U.S. Constitution outside the US 
and therefore, don't have to worry about such things.  I doubt any
afghanistani farmer is going to file a constitutional challenge in the US
Courts (even ignoring the $100,000.00+ cost and lining up several
financially wealthy organizations that will submit amicus briefs in
support when it gets to SCOTUS -- which pushes it beyond a $140,000.00+
investment. Also, lest we forget, SCOTUS only accepts less than 8% of
cases submitted -- even after spending all that money.)  I believe the
Court system in Afghanistan is just as corrupt as their executive branch
(and barely leading the US in justice system corruption). The US can
pretty much buy the Afghan cooperation in not giving any court challenge.

If your in Canada, you have much less to worry about than in the US; as
long as you send us your oil, and keep the drugs trafficing down to a
reasonable level.  If your in Mexico, you should probably invest in the
alternative drag!



> On hearing about this I have decided to invest heavily in the rubber
> nosed,
> wigs, and the fake moustache and beard businesses.
> Plus, in case gait detection comes back into vogue, I have decided to
> invest
> in the distributors of MBT footwear (
> http://us.mbt.com/Default.aspx?lang=en-US&suggest=1) in the middle east
> and
> the indo-pak-agfgha area.
> Also I am going to patent putting a stone in your shoe to alter gait.
> Also
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer
> <greg at bolcer.org>wrote:
>> I remember they were talking about trying to do light spectrum &
>> multi-spectrum tagging of individuals from space in 1995.   They were
>> talking about persistency of identity across detections and not
>> necessarily
>> real identities.
>> Greg
>> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 4:09 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/09/drones-never-forget-a-face/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed:+wired/index+%28Wired:+Index+3+%28Top+Stories+2%29%29
>> >
>> > Army Tracking Plan: Drones That Never Forget a Face
>> >
>> --
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