This day in WND history: Feds confirm that military drones are watching you

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Feds confirm that military drones are watching you

Dec. 7, 2012: It’s confirmed: The drones are overhead.

Records released to the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 2012 revealed the federal government had approved dozens of licenses for unmanned aerial surveillance drones all across the United States.

“These records, received as a result of EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),” the EFF reported, “come from state and local law enforcement agencies, universities and – for the first time – three branches of the U.S. military: the Air Force, Marine Corps and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).”

Some of the records showed drones used for purposes as sensible as helping the U.S. Forest Service fight forest fires.

Others purposes, such as performing aerial observation of houses when serving warrants or covert surveillance of drug sales, however, prompted the EFF to question privacy issues.

“Perhaps the

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