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Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon tells Congress it's coming

Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon tells Congress it's coming

Borrowing a pizza delivery motto, online retail giant Amazon told Congress Wednesday it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is raising concerns about safety, security and privacy. Using commercial drones to quickly deliver packages is probably years away. But when government regulations catch up with emerging technologies, it could revolutionize the way people shop for items they need quickly, said Paul E. Misener, vice president of global public policy for Amazon.com. "If a consumer wants a small item quickly, instead of driving to go shopping or causing delivery automobiles to come to her...

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