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Opinion: Camera Drones Have Massive Implications

SURVEILLANCE—AUSTRALIA

February 21, 2013

In a column for The Sydney Morning Herald, Martin McKenzie-Murray writes that drone technology has become less expensive and more widely available, raising serious privacy concerns. While camera drones have positive applications, they can also be used for nefarious purposes, McKenzie-Murray opines, an even-handed analysis will be necessary. “Regulators will have to find the sensible ground between fears of Orwellian misuse and technological evangelism—one outlook is likely to retard the natural growth and discovery of positive applications, and the other may overlook the social costs.”
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