Since we learned last year that President Obama uses unmanned aerial vehicles to rain death from the sky on American citizens, the word "drone" has occupied the space of your brain usually reserved for "ramps" or "hipsters" or any other topic that's repeated ad nauseum until its mere mention sounds like a weird bleat from a humanoid goat. But drones will almost certainly be more pervasive than the root that jazzes up your omelet. In October the Electronic Frontier Foundation received a list of the 81 public entities that had active permits from the FAA to fly drones.

Monday, March 4, 2013