Push to step up domestic use of drones

Washington — Are unmanned aircraft, known to have difficulty avoiding collisions, safe to use in America’s crowded airspace? And would their widespread use for surveillance result in unconstitutional invasions of privacy?

Experts say neither question has been answered satisfactorily. Yet the federal government is rushing to open America’s skies to tens of thousands of the drones – pushed to do so by a law championed by manufacturers of the unmanned aircraft.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/nation/article/Push-to-step-up-domestic-use-of-drones-4064482.php#ixzz2DUoC2A5k

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