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Worried about your privacy? Wait until the drones start stalking you

29 March 2014

Drone on a city street

We live in an age increasingly shaped by our attitudes to, and our definition of, privacy. In many ways our changing relationship with technology is at the heart of this. The writer asks, “If the public is banned from a venue, or refused access to private land … how long before a drone is used for high-quality aerial video?”

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Discussion starters

  • Technological modelling: Use this and other examples to discuss technology as intervention by design and explain the impacts and implications of this. (level 8)
  • Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to explain how technological outcomes have been successfully used by end-users for purposes other than what they were originally designed for. (level 4)


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Keywords: drones, privacy, technological modelling, technological systems

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