At an unmanned-systems industry conference in the mid-2000s, Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson talked of how his project to create an autopilot from Lego Mindstorm components could turn any model airplane into an unmanned aircraft, and he highlighted privacy and security issues that such accessibility could create. Anderson is now co-founder and CEO of 3D Robotics, a leading manufacturer of consumer “drones”—small, inexpensive and easy-to-operate unmanned aircraft ...

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