The information came to light in a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation , a nonprofit that advocates for greater freedom, particularly as it relates to technology.
Following a number of FOIA requests, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) now has a list of the towns, counties, states and agencies with permission to fly drones . Presented by Forbes' Kashmir Hill , it's a pretty diverse list of groups that includes organizations you might expect (the Air Force,...
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The information, released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, came to light as the Federal Aviation Administration gears up to advance the widespread use of the drones. By the fall of 2015, Congress wants the agency to integrate remotely piloted aircraft throughout U.S. airspace.
"Our concern is with all of the drones," said Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Small aircraft are hard to see, and large drones can fly high enough to stay out of sight, she said. "I think they all pose different levels of privacy risk."