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Top Story: Drone peeping toms

Top Story: Drone peeping toms
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2016 could be the year of the drone. We've already seen their use explode in 2015 and retailers are expecting to sell millions of them this Christmas. That's one reason the government is scrambling to have drone operators register their drones.

Drones have a lot of positive uses, such as cheap aerial photography and point-to-point package delivery, but as with any technology, there are plenty of negatives, too. And those negatives are piling up fast.

We've already told you about drones almost running into planescrashing into babies, crashing at major events, crashing into national treasures, interfering with emergency personnel and more. However, one of the biggest worries is still personal privacy, thanks to the cameras just about every drone carries.

Nobody wants drones flying over their backyards or peeping into windows, but that's exactly what's happening. Even when it isn't intentional, drones might still catch pictures of things they shouldn't, as a topless sunbather from Australia found out when she showed up on a real estate billboard for the home next door.

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