Markey: Protections Needed Before Commercial Drones Allowed

December 2, 2013 4:15 PM
Markey: Protections Needed Before Commercial Drones Allowed
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" WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Online retailer Amazon ’s idea for super-fast delivery of packages by unmanned aerial drone has brought a “not so fast” response from one U.S. senator

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Massachusetts Democrat Edward Markey says clear rules are needed to protect the privacy of Americans before commercial drones take to U.S. airspace.

“Before our skies teem with commercial drones, clear rules must be set that protect the privacy and safety of the public,” Markey said in a statement.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that the company envisioned using unmanned drones to deliver goods in 30 minutes or less. He said the technology is still several years away and the Federal Aviation Administration would need to develop regulations "

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