Mar 022013
 
 March 2, 2013  Surveillance, U.S.

Ryan Gallagher reports:

If you live in Texas or Arizona, chances are a Predator drone is soaring somewhere nearby as part of border surveillance efforts. But could the controversial eyes in the sky also soon have an ear on the ground?

Newly released documents, obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, have revealed a series of small but significant details contained in Department of Homeland Security drone contracts. Among them is a requirement for a “signals interception receiver,” which is a type of kit designed to suck up cell phone and radio communications as they are being transmitted.

Read more on Slate.

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