The Associated Press

Sen. Markey Urges Caution On Amazon’s Drone Deliveries

WASHINGTON — Online retailer Amazon’s idea for super-fast delivery of packages by unmanned aerial drone has brought a "not so fast" response from one U.S. senator

Massachusetts Democrat Edward Markey says clear rules are needed to protect the privacy of Americans before commercial drones take to U.S. airspace.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos told CBS's "60 Minutes" that the company envisioned using unmanned drones to deliver goods in 30 minutes or less. He said the technology is still several years away and the Federal Aviation Administration would need to develop regulations.

Markey said in a statement on Monday that before drones can deliver packages, the FAA must "deliver privacy protections for the American public."

Markey has filed legislation to make sure drones aren't used to spy on Americans.

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  • Jay Leonard

    Markey’s afraid he won’t have enough drones so the Government can spy on Americans!!!!

  • PharmDoc61

    “deliver privacy protections for the American public.” – Markey, what a joke. You’re an embarrassment to the Commonwealth.

  • X-Ray

    We have made a poor choice in voting Markey to the Senate. It seems to be an example of the Peter Principle in operation.

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