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Word of Mouth

It's a bird, it's a plane...it's a drone?

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(Photo by James Gordon via Flickr Creative Commons)
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Produced by Jonathan Lynch

Ever get the feeling that someone is watching you? Well, you may want to get used to it. While the US government has been putting un-manned drones to heavy use in war zones in recent years, the flying robots will soon be soaring American skies.

Last week, the Electronic Freedom Foundation disclosed a list of agencies that have been granted permission to use drones over American soil, including universities, federal agencies, and even local police departments. Here to discuss the sticky intersection of domestic drone use and privacy is Stanford Law School’s Ryan Calo. Ryan is the Director of Privacy and Robotics at the Center for Internet and Society and his work on the issue has been featured in The Atlantic and The New York Times.