FBI admits use of drones domestically

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    http://personalliberty.com/2013/06/19/fbi-director-yes-we-use-drones-domestically-no-we-cant-say-how-when-or-why/

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    Wackobirds, you are officially vindicated in your worries over domestic drone use: FBI Director Robert Mueller told Senate lawmakers Wednesday that the agency has several drones and has yet to adopt strict policies and guidelines for use of the aircraft.
    But according to Mueller’s testimony, the lack of policies to protect American citizens’ privacy has not deterred the FBI’s use of drones for domestic surveillance operations.
    During a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) asked Mueller, “Does the FBI use drones for surveillance on U.S. soil?”
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    The most transparent administration ever my arse. Even you liberals have to admit that he's not.
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    I think I saw a drone following me today. Should I be concerned?
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    Oh good....let's see if the FBI can now crack the case of which neighbor's dog is crapping in my backyard. It's illegal here not to pick up your dog crap.
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    Is it against the law to shoot one? If it is over my property and I feel in danger can I stand my ground and shoot it?
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    they actually KNOW...but don't think you're high enough on the food chain to be bothered w/that:ninja:
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    corporate drones are just as scary

    full article
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    Sure, pretty much the same way that you can shoot at a helicopter flying over your property.
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    LololoLololol Feinstein was one of he cosponsors for extending the Patriot Act. She can take her concerns over privacy and shove it. What a flaming hypocrite.
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    that wasn't the point i was making. i know all of this. there's a link to it in the article. i was alluding to the point that before reading this i was unaware of private corporate drones. which in a way also makes me a hypocrite because i use the hell out of the google navigation on my phone,
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    I wasn't implying anything negative about you. I hope it didn't come across that way. I just enjoyed the hell out of that quote from Feinstein.
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    no it's cool i was waiting to get blasted for quoting her anyway. it's just the only one that brought up private drones :hairy:
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    I am a little more concerned about the federal state or local government using drones to spy on me, for whatever reasons they think they may have. Government can hurt me in a lot more ways and has a lot more power to harm. I didn't read the full article, but I presume there are some significant issues with corporate spying that should be addressed. It seems the feds are grabbing the information that the big corps have accumulated. It's bad enough they have it, and now have apparently turned so much of their data to the government. This is a sad state of affairs, and I am disappointed thatso many people don't seem to care that much about it.
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    i'm pretty much a regular law abiding cat w/nothing to hide but if i'm not sharing my activities on public forums i find it no ones concern. things like e-mails and snail mail for example
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    Well put.

    Another thing for folks to think about... when drones are the size of mosquitos and there's billions of them, it'll be way too late to give a chit.
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    Need a drone swatter?
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    Yeah... A chitload of them!
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    Here you go.
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    That's funny. Didn't take long to see the market respond to the need.

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