FAA Coughs Up Info On Where Drones Are Being Flown And Who's Flying Them

If you don’t like drones, it’s time to move to Hawaii. It’s one of the few places in the U.S. where no licenses have been issued for unmanned air flights. If you prefer the mainland, North Carolina, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa are a few of your options.

Drone Use Takes Off on the Home Front

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.

Drones coming to a sky near you as interest surges

"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."

Why drone journalism is in for a rocky ride

After spotting cameras on the wing snapping spectacular footage of protests and natural disasters, I wanted to learn more, so I enlisted Burt Herman of Hacks/Hackers and we gathered Chris Anderson of Wired, Jennifer Lynch of the EFF, Tyler Brown of the Occucopter project and Matt Wai

Privacy at issue as drones take on civilian tasks

But the Electronic Privacy Information Center quickly issued a petition calling on the FAA to examine and address drones' "unique threat" to privacy. The American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Consumer Watchdog and dozens of other groups signed on.

Brooker: Watch out for Orwellian eyes in the sky

But how many drones are there, where are they, and what are they doing? Last month, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit advocate of privacy and cyber freedom, filed suit against the Federal Aviation Administration seeking specific information on drone flights in the United States. It did so because the FAA did not respond to its earlier freedom-of-information requests.

Pressure builds for civilian drone flights at home

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which focuses on civil liberties threats involving new technologies, sued the FAA recently, seeking disclosure of which agencies have been given permission to use drones. FAA officials declined to answer questions from The Associated Press about the lawsuit.

Smile for the drone: Coming to police stations near you soon

Bug-sized spies and Big Brother's prying eyes, domestic surveillance drones are coming to your local cops soon. When the EFF, ALCU and EPIC all sound a red alert surveillance warning, if you care about your privacy then it would be wise to heed it.

Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

The Electronic Frontier Foundation also is “concerned about the implications for surveillance by government agencies,” said attorney Jennifer Lynch.


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