VA Governor Wants Military Drones For Police
"Posted by Soulskill Wednesday May 30, @05:09PM
from the these-are-not-the-drones-you're-looking-for dept.
New submitter Screen404-O writes
"During a radio interview, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell suggested that using unmanned drones to assist police would be 'great' and 'the right thing to do.(1)' 'Increased safety and reduced manpower are among the reasons the U.S. military and intelligence community use drones on the battlefield, which is why it should be considered in Virginia, he says. ... McDonnell added Tuesday it will prove important to ensure the state maintains Americans' civil liberties, such as privacy, if it adds drones to its law enforcement arsenal.' Is this the next step toward militarizing our law enforcement agencies? How exactly can they ensure our privacy, when even the Air Force can't?"
US Air Force Can 'Accidentally' Spy On American Citizens For 90 Days
"Posted by Unknown Lamer on Wednesday May 09, @12:01PM
from the never-leaving-the-house-again dept.
"Researchers at the Federation of American Scientists have discovered documentation(1) (PDF) that allows the military to keep footage from drones for up to 90 days to determine whether further investigation is warranted. Besides using footage from natural disasters and monitoring of domestic military bases, all that's truly required is for an operator to 'accidentally' have the camera running while flying.""