Drone push raises privacy questions


DAYTON — The expansion of military drone technology for surveillance and other domestic uses has the potential to create thousands of new jobs, but it remains unclear what privacy safeguards will be put in place or how usage will be restricted to protect citizens.

John Feldmeier, a Wright State University political science professor who teaches public law, said he believes the fear of UAVs derives in part from video showing U.S. attacks overseas on terrorists.

“We’ve certainly seen the images of what drones can do in terms of actual strikes,” he said. “I think that image is seared in much of the minds of the American public.”

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