Homeland Security Learns to Love Small Spy Drones

October 8, 2012
Homeland Security News

“There was a time when the Department of Homeland Security wasn’t enthusiastic about its drone fleet. Unmanned flying surveillance ‘bots had the potential to freak out the public, top DHS science and technology officials worried. That time has evidently passed — particularly for smaller flying spies.”

Source: Homeland Security Learns to Love Small Spy Drones | Danger Room |

2 Responses

  1. Lawrie Lyons

    October 8, 2012, 18:13:40

    My father who was a police man told me when I was a young Constable with very little street experience that a police officer was only as good as his or her information and that the best information by far came from the people in the community. Drones whilst providing a 2D image of the world below which in certain circumstances is valuable will in combination with all the other invasive surveillance result in an increased distrust of authority and ultimately the loss of the best source of information, from the people below. People don’t mind being looked at if circumstances warrant, but they do not like being LOOKED AT all the time. Do you?

  2. jimmy dave russell jr

    October 10, 2012, 01:30:41

    Drones go beyond planes. Now days almost anyone has the basic education needed to connect a can phone to a plane and call the number to control the plane. You could even see who it sprayed with whatever a terrorist might get to put on it. Weaponized anthrax normally in dry form might be spread in a mist. Yes drones are nice equipment. Just remember,they will be used by both sides.Rule number one,no heat sealing hand guns on wheels. But eww this is a terminater plane.i


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