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Real estate drone photographs nearly nude sunbather

Mishap highlights concerns over commercial use of unmanned aircraft
November 19, 2014 04:30PM

Although banned, commercial drones are used by brokers looking to get impressive aerial shots.

A commercial drone

Australian newspapers are having a field day after a broker used a drone to take aerial photos of a property – and captured an image of sunbather wearing only a thong, which ran in the listing.

While the sunbather was included accidentally, the issue raises privacy concerns over the use of drones commercially. On Tuesday, the U.S. Aviation Safety Board classified drones as aircrafts and said that the Federal Aviation Administration can take action against anyone who operates an unmanned aircraft in a careless or reckless manner, boosting efforts to manage the use of drones.

While drones are banned for commercial use, they are still used by brokers looking to get impressive aerial shots without the expense of engaging a helicopter. [Palm Beach Post] – Jennifer White Karp