Bellavia responds regarding Collins’ gun record
The Bellavia campaign has provided the following statement in response to yesterday’s Spyglass article:
“It is a fact that Mr. Collins was a founding member of Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-gun initiative, County Executives Against Illegal Guns, in 2008. Since then, Mr. Collins has unsuccessfully attempted to erase all ties to this group. If Mr. Collins is really pro-2nd Amendment, why would he want to be associated with the most infamous anti-gun rights advocate in the nation?” – Bellavia for Congress Press Secretary Kathryn DeLong.
Schumer concerned regarding Apple, Google “peeping Tom technology”
Sen. Chuck Schumer has called upon the CEOs of Google and Apple to take steps to protect people from what the Senator typified as a fleet of advanced domestic spy planes. Cameras aboard the planes are powerful enough to capture details only four inches wide. This has led some to worry about the privacy issues of having the planes photographing residential areas. “Barbequing or sunbathing in your backyard shouldn’t be a public event. People should be free from the worry of some high-tech peeping Tom technology violating one’s privacy when in your own home,” read a press release from the Schumer camp.
New technology from Google and Apple promises to provide detailed, regularly updated, maps of the country with some areas rendered in 3D. Balancing personal privacy concerns has always been a challenge for technology companies as they collect ever greater volumes of data on their users. “We appreciate the Senator’s concerns and we look forward to meeting with him to demonstrate how the imagery used to develop our 3D models is similar to what’s already publicly available in 2D mapping products. We currently don’t blur aerial imagery because the resolution isn’t sharp enough for it to be a concern,” a Google spokesperson told reporters.
Thunderstorms tonight with a low of 72. Hot weather will continue tomorrow with a high of 93.