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Read the article. It contains many errors, and at least one total misrepresentation, which I'll break out in another post.

 

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The following is extremely misleading and misrepresents what is and why some things are considered sensitive or restricted information;

"Moreover, the vast majority of DOI missions are obviously not sensitive in the first place. A recent report shows that the programs impacted by this political decision include “missions to monitor fish, waterfowl and soil conditions.” In many if not most cases, the data DOI collects in these missions, as an agency using federal funds, is publicly releasable and available to anyone upon request."

Missions monitoring fish, fowl, and soil conditions provide extremely valuable information for commercial business applications. Soil conditions establish the types of crops that can be grown and the amount of crop delivered per acre. Fish are finite resources, and knowing how much of and where a concetration of a species can be found is of extreme value to the fishing industry of any country, China has been activiely engaged in buying up food, farm, and mineral sources all over the world. international fishing agreements are made to protect species and reserve fisheries for country territories in which the bulk of the fish species are found. Possessing or obtaining this type of information could provide a country the ability to prosecute such natural resources by using information illegally obtained.

Those of you living in Canada may remember how your country's mining oerations sort of exploded in the first decade of this century. Part of the reason for this was because a very large amount of your country was mineral mapped using drones and satellites. Your mining industry expanded rapidly because of it. Imagine how things might have worked out if a foreign government obtained that information and acted on it first.
 

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The following is extremely misleading and misrepresents what is and why some things are considered sensitive or restricted information;

"Moreover, the vast majority of DOI missions are obviously not sensitive in the first place. A recent report shows that the programs impacted by this political decision include “missions to monitor fish, waterfowl and soil conditions.” In many if not most cases, the data DOI collects in these missions, as an agency using federal funds, is publicly releasable and available to anyone upon request."

Missions monitoring fish, fowl, and soil conditions provide extremely valuable information for commercial business applications. Soil conditions establish the types of crops that can be grown and the amount of crop delivered per acre. Fish are finite resources, and knowing how much of and where a concetration of a species can be found is of extreme value to the fishing industry of any country, China has been activiely engaged in buying up food, farm, and mineral sources all over the world. international fishing agreements are made to protect species and reserve fisheries for country territories in which the bulk of the fish species are found. Possessing or obtaining this type of information could provide a country the ability to prosecute such natural resources by using information illegally obtained.

Those of you living in Canada may remember how your country's mining oerations sort of exploded in the first decade of this century. Part of the reason for this was because a very large amount of your country was mineral mapped using drones and satellites. Your mining industry expanded rapidly because of it. Imagine how things might have worked out if a foreign government obtained that information and acted on it first.
@PatR,

Thank you for commenting on this article, and the misrepresentations. I recall reading the very paragraph you highlighted, and thinking "What?" for the very same concerns you have articulated.

Reminds me of inaccuracies contained in the article referenced in your morning post "The Ups and Downs of Drones". One statement in particular confirmed once again good journalism is a forgotten skill:

"Drones are even being used for home-grown terrorism, with one group shutting down Gatwick Airport in London using a swarm of drones." --- From the Gatwick story link provided in that AVG article, we get: "In July a senior officer said they believed two drones were simultaneously used in the attack."

I guess a quantity of 2 now constitutes a swarm, let alone the unsubstantiated claims in the first place.

Tough to weed out the truth from all the nonsensical, hysteria-inducing chatter.

Jeff
 
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Tough to weed out the truth from all the nonsensical, hysteria-inducing chatter.
HEY! That nonsensical hysteria inducing chatter keeps some fine folks at TMZ employed... :p
 
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Just for fun, research who has bought up massive farming operations in South America, who bought ownership or partnerships in African mines, who owns the largest poultry and pig farming operations in the U.S., who has been trying without success to obtain rights to Afghan rare earth mining, and who leveraged India into building a port.
 

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"The U.S. Department Of The Interior’s New Drone Policy Hurts America"

I'm moved by their sincere concern about America. I'm so glad to see they are looking after our best interests.
Ahhh....it's refreshing to see this change in strategy from their previous attempts at world domination of the drone industry.

You can't always believe what they say, but you can always believe what they do. Their history belies the articles commentary.
 

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