-MARKETWATCH, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:
When a 2-pound drone crashed on the White House lawn in January, the nation was thrown into drone hysteria.
That drone was a $1,000 model made by Chinese technology company DJI, but a basic camera-equipped drone can be had for $40—a fact not lost on those who pontificated about the crash. “It’s pretty worrisome if you’re in the Secret Service, you’re in law enforcement, a drone comes in and you don’t know if this is some 14-year-old kid who got a drone or if this is some al Qaeda sympathizer wanting to send a message,” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer said at the time. <Read More>