As FAA considers more domestic use of drones, privacy advocates call for protection
- Year: 2013
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The Senate Intelligence Committee is delaying a vote on the confirmation of CIA Director-nominee John Brennan. The move comes, in part, after rising concerns about his role in the agency’s targeted killing and drone program abroad. But the controversial use of drones in domestic airspace is also drawing attention. As the Federal Aviation Administration opens domestic airspace to potentially tens of thousands of drones, lawmakers and privacy advocates say strict regulation and oversight is needed to ensure safety and protect civil liberties. A bill introduced this week would ban armed drones in US skies and make police get a search warrant before deploying a spy drone, but some are calling for further restrictions. On Capitol Hill, FSRN’s Alice Ollstein reports.