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As Drone Use Proliferates, Legislators File Bills

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

January 31, 2013

TIME’s Lev Grossman reports on the proliferation of drones in the U.S. He writes that drones will “spy for anyone, and as they get cheaper and more powerful and easier to use, access to military-grade surveillance technology will get easier too. Voracious as they are for information, drones could take a serious chunk out of Americans’ already dwindling stock of personal privacy.” Meanwhile, two Oregon legislators have introduced bills aimed at restricting future use of drones by both law enforcement and the public. The bills, authored by Sen. Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene) and Rep. John Huffman (R-The Dalles) would criminalize using drones for spying.
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