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Mark Harrison prepares his Arcti Copter 5 drone for flight over a waterfront park in Berkeley, Calif. (AP)
Mark Harrison prepares his Arcti Copter 5 drone for flight over a waterfront park in Berkeley, Calif. (AP)

Drones come in many shapes and sizes-- and they're being used for an increasing range of activities.

The Federal Aviation Administration will soon issue new rules for the limited use of small drones commercially. Police departments can already use drones now, with FAA authorization.

And drones are hugely popular and legally used by hobbyists.

There's even been at least one possible instance of drone journalism. The FAA is investigating whether Rupert Murdoch's iPad news project The Daily used a drone to capture images of recent tornado damage around the country.

Guests:

  • Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired magazine. He also runs DIYdrones, the largest amateur drone site on the web
  • Mike Tassey, a security consultant who built a drone that can crack wireless passwords and listen in on cellphone conversations, he writes the blog "The Rabbit-Hole"

This segment aired on April 2, 2012.

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