Governments, Police, Military and "information agencies" the world over seem to be taking steps to curtail the recording of their activity by the public, while at the same time ever increasing their surveillance of us via CCTV cameras, aerial drones, all-terrain unmanned vehicles, mobile and consumer network monitoring and their own video recording devices in squad cars and other equipment or data collection initiatives.
This is a worldwide problem and the people of the world need to stand up to it and demand the right to photograph and/or record video in public, or we may lose the right forever.
25,000 people gathered in Bolotnaya Square in Moscow Saturday, were stunned to witness the strange hovering object directly above them. Some climbed trees to take pictures and get a closer look at the “UFO”.
Couldn't happen here right? Well, tell that to the Pakistanis who have been terrorized by unmanned arial millitary drones operated by the US government.
Slightly more sinister than yesterday's cute and fuzzy "air swimmers", is this Remote Control Spherical Surveillance Drone.
It is the world's 1st remote control spherical flying device capable of hovering in place for long periods of time. It was developed by the Research Department at Japan's Ministry of Defense, weighs 350 grams, is 42 centimeters in diameter, and is made of commercially available parts costing a total of around $1,400 USD. The hope is to use it for difficult search & rescue, reconnaissance and filming girls undressing operations.