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Drones: From War Weapon To Homemade Toy

EFF IN THE NEWS
August 3, 2012

Jennifer Lynch with the Electronic Frontier Foundation says many police departments plan to use drones to photograph public gatherings, just as they do with helicopters.

"With the advent of facial recognition and the ability to store images for a long period of time, it becomes really worrisome when you have a drone hovering over that sort of situation," she says. "And it's not clear what sort of legal restrictions would prevent that activity."

Lynch and others say that now is the time to pass legislation to limit drone use by police, before it becomes commonplace.

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