India now has more people living with HIV than any other country, a UNAids report has revealed.
The report shows that India now accounts for two-thirds of HIV cases in the whole of Asia.
An estimated 5.7 million Indians were infected by the end of 2005, overtaking the 5.5 million cases estimated in South Africa.
However, While 18.8% of South African adults were living with HIV, the figure in India was 0.9%.
Police launched the future of law enforcement into the smoggy Los Angeles sky in the form of a drone aircraft, bringing technology most commonly associated with combat zones to urban policing.
The unmanned aerial vehicle, which looks like a child’s remote control toy and weighs about five pounds (2.3 kilograms), is a prototype being tested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Police say the drone, called the SkySeer, will be able to accomplish tasks too dangerous for officers and free up helicopters for other missions.
“This technology could be used to find missing children, search for lost hikers, or survey a fire zone,” said Commander Sid Heal, head of the Technology Exploration Project of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “The ideal outcome for us is when this technology becomes instrumental in saving lives.”
But police say that such privacy concerns are unwarranted because surveillance is already ubiquitous. “You shouldn’t be worried about being spied on by your government,” said Heal. “These days you can’t go anywhere without a camera watching you whether you’re in a grocery store or walking down the street.”
You’re already screwed, but you don’t have anything to worry about unless you have something to hide. You don’t have something to hide, now do you, Citizen?
Either this is providing more surveillance or it’s not. If it is, then we should have privacy concerns. If it doesn’t, why are they bothering to use it? The only person who would make a statement like Heal’s is an idiot or a liar. I wonder which it is.