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Drone Spying in U.S. Skies Prompts Privacy Plans Slowing Flights

Lawmakers in Congress and more than a dozen states are seeking to shield Americans from spying by domestic drones as the Federal Aviation Administration works to integrate unmanned aircraft into the U.S. aviation system.

Drone boosters say that, after years of military use in Iraq and Afghanistan, unmanned aircraft can be deployed in the U.S. to monitor crops, film Hollywood movies and aid law enforcement. The prospect for increased police and private drone flights is leading to federal and state proposals to restrict information gathering or require privacy disclosures.