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Who’s Using Drones and What Are the Implications for Privacy?

Amazon.com’s CEO is talking about a future filled with “delivery drones” that drop packages on your doorstep. Of course, there are implications – legal, technological…and moral. So, we talk with Michael Buscher, founder and CEO of Vanguard, a Houston-based manufacturer of drones. Vangaurd makes the ShadowHawk Unmanned Aerial System. We’ll learn who uses it and how. Then […]

Amazon.com’s CEO is talking about a future filled with “delivery drones” that drop packages on your doorstep. Of course, there are implications – legal, technological…and moral.

So, we talk with Michael Buscher, founder and CEO of Vanguard, a Houston-based manufacturer of drones. Vangaurd makes the ShadowHawk Unmanned Aerial System. We’ll learn who uses it and how. Then we’ll talk with Professor Geoffrey Corn from the South Texas College of Law. He’s a former military lawyer and an expert on drone issues. We’ll discuss who legally can use them and for what purposes, how you get licensed for them, and we’ll discuss the implications they raise for privacy and security. And we’ll welcome any thoughts you have about a future in which unmanned objects could be in flight in and around Houston.

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