Peeping Drones

As the number of people who own drones continues to increase, questions abound as to how these machines should be regulated. The New York Times staffer Nick Bilton takes a look at his own experience with a drone buzzing outside his home and the differing reactions people have towards them.

Bilton addresses government efforts to register the drones, but compares an unwelcome drone fly-by as the equivalent of someone peering into his office with binoculars:

But I may be in the minority here. When I mentioned it to my wife, she was outraged by the intrusion and briefly contemplated buying a shotgun, should my neighbor’s drone reappear near our bedroom window. Unlike binoculars, she argued, a drone can actually enter your property and see from more invasive vantage points.

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