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Unmanned aircraft advocates get a Leafy Spurge

LEAFY SPURGE: To the breathless advocates for unmanned aircraft, commonly called drones. As regulation of the potentially invasive devices falls behind their appeal and capabilities, there is little doubt they will be misused. That’s happening already with stories coming in from all over the nation of small drones being used as high-tech peeping toms and for other nefarious purposes. The potential for invasion of privacy by camera-carrying drones is immense, from misuse by police forces to merely flying into the privacy of a backyard. The technology surely can be adapted for legitimate purposes, many of which are marvelous. But the opportunity for mischief is obvious. These things need to be controlled. Advocates for free-for-all drone protocols, including some folks at the University of North Dakota aviation school, are dead wrong. — The Forum

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