Nothing particularly new in the argument (drones will require new privacy regulations), but it's notable that the New York Times has recognized that domestic drones are going to be a big new industry. Op-ed here. This is the way it starts:

The Dawning of Domestic Drones

The drones are coming to a neighborhood near you.

The unmanned aircraft that most people associate with hunting terrorists and striking targets in Pakistan are on the brink of evolving into a big domestic industry. It is not a question of whether drones will appear in the skies above the United States but how soon.

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Read the rest here

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on December 26, 2012 at 3:40pm

I thought the $300 price point mentioned was amusing, no doubt some big defence contractors won't like that.

Also this bit 

Congress should take the matter in hand by writing privacy safeguards for the booming drone industry.

Interesting times.

Comment by Dan Staley on December 27, 2012 at 12:37pm

When the people lead, the leaders will follow.

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