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

ThumpasaurasVox Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 1:35 PM
surveillance without a warrant is a problem and the technology was widely available and could have been done by helicopter. So the court muffed it. --------------------------------------------------- This is beyond stupid. You blithely ignore the concept of privacy for no other reason than you think surveillance does not equate to violation of basic 4th Amendment protections. Kyllo v United States recognizes the need to follow a legal process in order to search someone's property, even if it's with advanced technology.

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,...