Despite a number of opposing regulations, the FAA is allowing Apple, Intel, Microsoft, and Uber to fly drones for tasks such as food and package delivery, digital mapping, and conducting surveillance. Amazon, however, has been denied the privilege, who seeks to deliver goods using the technology. A rigorous process was cited in conjunction with Amazon’s rejection, but deputy transportation secretary Jeff Rosen said there were “no losers”. Amazon said the fate of its applications was unfortunate, but it was focused on developing safe operations for drones. The company has worked with the FAA on policy before, and has tested its drone technology around the world, including the UK.