This prospect is likely unnerving to many people who hold their privacy dear. Indeed, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit digital-rights organization, has already begun filing lawsuits to get the FAA to release information about drone-license applicants.

Eighty-two public entities asked for permission to fly unmanned aerial vehicles over the U.S. homeland prior to October 2012, according to the EFF. It may be tougher to keep track of who's flying what in just a couple of years.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013