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Author: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Drone Beat: 500 strikes in 12 years, an animated history and more
Drone Beat collects the best and most important stories every week. If you want even more on Drones, subscribe to the Center for the Study of the Drone Weekly Roundup, which features news, commentary, analysis and updates on drone technology. Last update: Friday, 5:15 p.m. ET. U.S. launches 500th drone strike. In the Hangout, we're joined by Arthur Holland Michel, the founder and co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College, and Peter W. Singer, New America Foundation's strategist and senior fellow, and award-winning author of 2009's Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century. The prospect of having thousands of new drone owners after Christmas has some concerned, though. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office released new guidance for people operating drones just last week. Court rules drones are just like any other aircraft. Topless sunbathing woman captured by drone, ends up on real-estate billboard.

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