You may or may not have heard about the bill approved earlier this year that approved the use of 30,000 spy drones to fly over the US. The bill gives the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) permission to issue up to 30,000 licenses to police forces, government agencies, and private research institutions to operate spy drones in US airspace.
Obviously, the 30,000 number is a maximum, but the bill has provoked many Americans who now feel privacy has been lost. Spy drones have been used by the US Military in the Middle East for some time now, but their mass deployment in US airspace for reconnaissance and spying on US citizens comes with some controversial decisions.
Even their use in the military has been called into question, with opposers claiming that they present an unfair advantage or inspire more terrorist activity than they detect and prevent.
So, how would you feel if sometime in the near future, you looked up in the sky and saw a shining reflection from a drone, not being able to know if its camera was focused on you or your neighbor?