U.S. Expands Domestic Spying Program at Borders

“U.S. spy technology is expected to help law enforcement and immigration officials keep a closer watch on U.S. borders” now that “the Department of Homeland Security [has] expanded authority to use spy satellites to monitor images on borders within the United States, officials tell CNN. There are certain details these satellites cannot pick up, such as close-up images of someone’s face. Verbal communication will not be picked up … the move will also help with security during natural disasters. Spy satellites were used for Hurricane Katrina efforts and have monitored the World Series, presidential inaugurals and the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. They mapped out damage at the World Trade Center, too.” [View article]

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