August 4, 2011

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The Daily, News Corp’s iPad publication, is drawing scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Administration for its use of drone aircraft to take aerial news photos and video. Forbes writer Kashmir Hill reports that the FAA is reviewing whether this violates federal policies that allow hobbyists to fly unmanned aircraft below 400 feet and limit civil and commercial use to research and development. Hill notes that “the agency is planning to revisit — and possibly relax — those regulations this year.”

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