Michael Hiltzik

Delivery drones? Believe it when you see it

Jeff Bezos' announcement that Amazon hopes to eventually deliver packages to customers using little flying drones has caused a mini-uproar. From journalists to members of Congress, people are telling Bezos, "Wait just a gosh darn minute, mister!"

Among those forwarding legislation to deal with the issue is Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas). In comments on the floor of the House of Representatives, Mr. Poe said, "Think of how many drones could soon be flying around the sky. Here a drone, there a drone, everywhere a drone in the United States. ... The issue of concern, Mr. Speaker, is surveillance, not the delivery of packages. That includes surveillance of...

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