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Government Privacy

FBI Studied How Much Drones Impact Your Privacy -- Then Marked It Secret 139

Posted by timothy
from the awfully-suggestive dept.
v3rgEz writes When federal agencies adopt new technology, they're required by law to do Privacy Impact Assessments, which is exactly what the FBI did regarding its secretive drone program. The PIAs are created to help the public and federal government assess what they're risking through the adoption of new technology. That part is a little trickier, since the FBI is refusing to release any of the PIA on its drone project, stating it needs to be kept, er, private to protect national security.
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FBI Studied How Much Drones Impact Your Privacy -- Then Marked It Secret

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  • Re:Transparency (Score:5, Informative)

    by Antique Geekmeister (740220) on Friday July 25, 2014 @09:20PM (#47536113)

    > there's never been a more secretive administration in the US.

    Oh, my. I don't know if you're young, or if the easy access of the modern Internet has confused you about just how _little_ information was available to the general population about government programs 30 years ago or more. Do, please, look up the history of the Pentagon Papers.

  • Re:Transparency (Score:4, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 25, 2014 @09:30PM (#47536163)

    More secretive when it comes to intelligence and national security, but pretty much everywhere else there have been huge strides in transparency. The amount of information available to the public today that wasn't when Obama was elected is staggering.

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