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Civilian Drones

Gov. Quinn Signs Drone Regulation Bill Into Law

Posted 08.28.2013 | Chicago

Illinois on Tuesday became the latest state to institute regulations of law enforcement's use of drones. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Daniel B...

One Good Thing About Drones: They Can Deliver Beer

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 08.15.2013 | Technology

Every year on the second weekend in August, the Oppikoppi festival rules the tiny town of Northam in South Africa. The festival features hundreds of m...

Congress Gets Mixed Advice On Drone Regulations

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The growing use of unmanned surveillance "eyes in the sky" aircraft raises a thicket of privacy concerns, but Congress is getting m...

Civilian Drones Come With Both Risk And Reward

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The dawn of the age of aerial civilian drones is rich with possibilities for people far from the war zones where they made their devasta...

The Orwellian Age Is Here

Thom Nickels | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Thom Nickels

I don't like the idea of an unmanned aircraft buzzing in the skies around my neighborhood (even police helicopters are annoying) with the sole purpose of collecting information by filming the activities of citizens who have not broken the law.

Lawmakers Express Concern Over Drone Use In U.S. Skies

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Before thousands of civilian drones begin flying in U.S. skies, Congress should take steps to protect the public's privacy and prev...