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DHS Built Domestic Surveillance Into Drones- Track Cell Phones, If Citizens Are Armed
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Quote: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, which are primarily used to patrol the United States’ northern and southern borders, but have been pressed into service on behalf of a growing number of law enforcement agencies including the FBI, the Secret Service, the Texas Rangers, and local police.

Homeland Security’s specifications for its drones, built by San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, say they “shall be capable of identifying a standing human being at night as likely armed or not,” meaning carrying a shotgun or rifle. They also specify “signals interception” technology that can capture communications in the frequency ranges used by mobile phones, and “direction finding” technology that can identify the locations of mobile devices or two-way radios.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center obtained a partially redacted copy of Homeland Security’s requirements for its drone fleet through the Freedom of Information Act and published it this week. CNET unearthed an unredacted copy of the requirements that provides additional information about the aircraft’s surveillance capabilities.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-575722...or-drones/
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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Not good. Not good at all.

So...if a huge gun ban goes through someday...that sign "enforced by aircraft" will take on a whole new meaning....
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RugerGirl;85013 Wrote:Not good. Not good at all.

So...if a huge gun ban goes through someday...that sign "enforced by aircraft" will take on a whole new meaning....

What about a trac phone... harder to trace... If im still on my phone plan when SHTF... my cell will find its way on a train car out of town... track that shit heads....
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Bug44;85021 Wrote:
RugerGirl;85013 Wrote:Not good. Not good at all.

So...if a huge gun ban goes through someday...that sign "enforced by aircraft" will take on a whole new meaning....

What about a trac phone... harder to trace... If im still on my phone plan when SHTF... my cell will find its way on a train car out of town... track that shit heads....

From where I read "signal interception" it means to me if it is in range, it can pull info from transmissions.
This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. -Ben Franklin
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Mmmk so I will be pulling the battery from my phone when I go shooting now. Lovely.
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How is any of this "news"?
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