Domestic Use of Aerial Drones By Law Enforcement Coming

"Aerial drones are now used by the Texas Department of Public Safety; the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Colorado; the Miami-Dade County, Florida, Police Department; and the Department of Homeland Security. But what about privacy concerns? 'Drones raise the prospect of much more pervasive surveillance,' said Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union's Speech, Privacy and Technology Project. 'We are not against them, absolutely. They can be a valuable tool in certain kinds of operations. But what we don't want to see is their pervasive use to watch over the American people.'"

 

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/01/24/0410221/Domestic-Use-of-Aeri...

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Comment by Lew Payne on January 25, 2011 at 9:59pm
Thanks for sharing the story!

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