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Creepy: Domestic DHS Predator Drones to Detect Whether Civilians Are Armed

Frank156 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:45 AM
Take off the foil hat fella.

The drone debate is back and this time, it isn't about killing Americans who have joined enemy forces overseas. The Department of Homeland Security has requested drones be able to detect whether civilians are armed during surveillance.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has customized its Predator drones, originally built for overseas military operations, to carry out at-home surveillance tasks that have civil libertarians worried: identifying civilians carrying guns and tracking their cell phones, government documents show.

The documents provide more details about the surveillance capabilities of the department's unmanned Predator B drones,...