Wednesday, May 9, 2012

U.S. Border Patrol Increases Use Of Unmanned Drones For Surveillance

By Cristina Costantini, The Huffington Post
May 1, 2012

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency is ramping up its use of fancy technology to monitor the nation's borders again -- this time by opening up Washington's airspace to two unmanned Predator drones.

The announcement comes as part of the Department of Homeland Security's six year effort to build the nation's largest fleet of domestic surveillance drones. The program carries a $250 million pricetag and has produced mixed results, according to the Los Angeles Times. [...]

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