Do the Benefits of Domestic Drones Outweigh Privacy Drawbacks?
- Friday, 22 March 2013
Congress has ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to open up airspace to unmanned aircraft by October 2015, a decision that will likely see thousands of domestic drones soaring the sky. Many are excited about the many innovative possibilities of the autonomous technology, including its potential to track wildfires, find and rescue people, identify criminals, or map terrain. Opponents and privacy advocates, however, are concerned that they may be used for surveillance purposes and deployed to snoop on law-abiding citizens.