BREAKING NEWS – Bentonville, Arkansas – Walmart wants to deploy in-store drones. Tired of searching far-flung corners of a big box retail store for that item you want? Walmart may have a high-tech solution – the retail giant has filed a patent to use drones within its stores. The patent application describes “dispatching an airborne drone to an item located within a retail shopping facility, securing that item of inventory to the airborne drone, and then directing the airborne drone to carry the item of inventory to a delivery area located within the retail shopping area.” The ACLU stated that they object to the use of “in store drones”, explaining, “it’s just a matter of time before they begin using them to monitor and invade the privacy of unsuspecting shoplifters.”

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