Google's UAV Spies

#GoogleWorldDomination

Wed, Aug 11th, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Telstar Logistics is reporting on an article by TechEye.net, about Google's recent purchase of UAV "microdrone" aircraft manufactured by Germany's microdrone GmbH, "perhaps for use to augment the company's Street View mapping data".

The UAVs, which look like futuristic mini-helicopters with cameras, can fly up to 80km per hour, so Microdrone CEO Sven Juerss suggests they'll be brilliant for mapping entire neighbourhoods really quickly and relatively cheaply.

Although "Skepticism is warranted," says Telstar Logistics, "outrage is probably premature".

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