Threat Matrix: Episode 8 – Commercial drones & privacy

Threat Matrix brings you weekly insight into the latest news and trends impacting the cyber and national security communities.

This week, Dan Verton offers you a break from talking about Edward Snowden and explores another serious privacy concern right on the horizon — and we mean literally, on the horizon.


They are piloted remotely by an operator sitting in front of a computer screen — or more often these days, an iPad — and they can take high-definition video, photographs and collect all sorts of data. And they are coming to a city, town and maybe a backyard near you next year. But will Congress pass meaningful privacy protections in time?