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Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

By [url=/staff/shaun-waterman/]Shaun Waterman[/url] The Washington Times Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s … a drone, and it’s watching you. That’s what privacy advocates fear from a bill [url=/topics/congress/]Congress[/url] passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace.The [url=/topics/federal-aviation-administration/]FAA[/url] Reauthorization Act, which President [url=/topics/barack-obama/]Obama[/url] is expected to sign, also orders the [url=/topics/federal-aviation-administration/]Federal Aviation Administration[/url] to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.

Privacy advocates say the measure will lead to widespread use of drones for electronic surveillance by police agencies across the country and eventually by private companies as well.

“There are serious


Added: Feb-8-2012 Occurred On: Feb-8-2012
By: marc1921
Regional News
Tags: drones, privacy, faa, congress
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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