By Ethan Chiel In February 2015, NoFlyZone.org debuted to widespread press attention. The site said people could submit their addresses and have a geo-fence placed around their home so, as the site’s name suggested, drones would not be able to fly over them.
The site got a lot of attention. Here’s a partial list of outlets that covered NoFlyZone: Slate, TechCrunch, Yahoo Tech, Ars Technica, Mashable, Fortune, International Business Times, The Daily Dot, Zeit Online, TheNextWeb, PC Mag, IGN, TechTimes,Sophos’s Naked Security blog, PC World, and NPR.
Within 24 hours more than 10,000 people reportedly signed up for NoFlyZone. The plan was to get drone manufacturers to agree to sign on with the service. At launch only a handful were on board, but NoFlyZone founder Ben Marcus told Slate, “We expect that all the major manufacturers will join us in the near future.”