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Florida Matters: Drones and Privacy Rights

They're used for everything from documenting crime scenes to chasing down rhino poachers in Africa. But on July 1, a law took effect in Florida that banned use of unmanned drones except in police emergencies. We look at the uses of this new technology - as well as concerns about privacy from these flying eyes in the sky.

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Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Radio Guests

Mike Pheneger President, Florida ACLU
Brent KlavonAviation Services Engineering Co.

Video extras

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From military weapons expos in Jordan to idyllic SoCal beaches, we caught up with some of those who are building and selling unmanned aerial vehicles all over the world, and even convinced a few companies to let us take their flying spy robots for a spin.

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Rise of the Drones - from NOVA


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