For many people, drones prompt concerns over safety, privacy

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September 23rd, 2013

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Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

So what is it, exactly, about non-military drones that disturbs some people in a way that other technologies with the capacity to invade privacy — cameras, say — don’t?…

Expert quote:

“Drones are relatively new to most people. Most people do not yet have experience with them or knowledge about what they are for. Lack of information, or misinformation about objects or situations, is often one cause for anxiety. Some people might assume that all drones are for military purposes, for example.”

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