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View of the Sand Fire. (Source: CHP Placerville)

Private Drone Near Sand Fire Almost Hinders Air Firefighting Efforts

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.

07/28/2014

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States Wrestle With Developing, Restricting Drones

Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations.

03/11/2014

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Amazon.com Sees Delivery Drones As Future

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less — via self-guided drone. Consider it the modern version of a pizza delivery boy, minus […]

12/02/2013

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Bills Aim To Protect Privacy As Drone Age Dawns

California lawmakers are attempting to address privacy concerns as pilotless aircraft are being considered for a wide range of uses.

04/28/2013

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Alameda County Sheriff Making Another Pitch For An Aerial Drone

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is making another pitch to be among a few local law enforcement agencies to use unmanned aerial drones.

02/14/2013