Domestic drones and you: Leveraging privacy vs. security

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:36pm
Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor

Drones are not only a valuable tool in modern, “4th-generation”, asymmetrical warfare, but their increasing domestic usage puts them at the forefront of a national conversation on privacy. While MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers are mostly confined to overseas battlefields, a wide variety of unmanned systems will play an expanded role in law enforcement, commerce, and even mail delivery.

...which leads to all sorts of privacy concerns.

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