Google's Schmidt says civilian drones pose privacy threat
In an interview with the Guardian, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says drones could threaten civil liberties and should be regulated.
In a subscriber-only interview with the Guardian, quoted by the BBC, Schmidt posed the scenario: "You're having a dispute with your neighbor. How would you feel if your neighbor went over and bought a commercial observation drone that they can launch from their backyard? It just flies over your house all day. How would you feel about it?"
Drones are mostly used in warfare at the moment, but consumer models such as thecould pose a threat to civil liberties, Schmidt reckons.
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