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Feds Announce Test Sites For Drone Aircraft 78

Posted by samzenpus
from the robot-skies dept.
SpaceGhost writes "The Associated Press reports: 'The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies.' The sites will be in Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia. They quote Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx saying, 'These test sites will give us valuable information about how best to ensure the safe introduction of this advanced technology into our nation's skies.' This is a first step to allowing commercial drone use."
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Feds Announce Test Sites For Drone Aircraft

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  • by EMG at MU (1194965) on Monday December 30, 2013 @05:33PM (#45822291)
    Does anyone else think that before we allow commercial drone use we should also start thinking about some laws on how drones can be used?

    For example, should it be legal for an advertising company to buzz around my home with a drone based billboard?

    Should Amazon or some other retailer be allowed to surveil me with a drone to compile my shopping habits and then make me offers?

    Should my employer be able to use a drone to monitor if I am interviewing at a competitor?

    We're in a bit of a privacy crisis right now partially due to the fact that online privacy laws were about 10 years behind the technology. Lets try to avoid that with drones.

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