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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:10 AM

 

U.S. a step closer to wide domestic use of drones

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Source: CBS News



WASHINGTON - A future in which unmanned drones are as common in U.S. skies as helicopters and airliners has moved a step closer to reality with a government request for proposals to create six drone test sites around the country.

The Federal Aviation Administration made the request Thursday, kicking off what is anticipated to be an intense competition among states hoping to win one of the sites.

The FAA also posted online a draft plan for protecting people's privacy from the eyes in the sky. The plan would require each test site to follow federal and state laws and make a privacy policy publicly available.

Privacy advocates worry that a proliferation of drones will lead to a "surveillance society" in which the movements of Americans are routinely monitored, tracked, recorded and scrutinized by authorities.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57569565/u.s-a-step-closer-to-wide-domestic-use-of-drones/

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UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 OP
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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:09 AM

1. I feel more unsafe already

 

as this nation morphs into Germany circa 1939.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:09 AM

2. Locking - I'm sorry but this does not meet the LBN SOP

This is not a breaking news story. It is an analysis of an older news item already posted in LBN last Thursday.
Here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014399586
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