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Dhs Built Domestic Surveillance Tech Into Predator Drones

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DHS Predator drone

Homeland Security's Predator B drone can stay aloft conducting surveillance for 20 hours.

Credit: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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.

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