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Big Brother watching the Canada-US border?

US Predator jet to patrol the air

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The Ottawa Citizen reports that the United States is testing “formidable spy technology” over the skies of upstate New York and Eastern Ontario. An unmanned Predator B aircraft, equipped with leading edge surveillance equipment, including “advanced optical equipment and infrared sensors,” will keep its all-seeing electronic eye on the ground and waterways between Buffalo and Cornwall, watching for “terrorists, drug runners and other criminal elements.” According to the Citizen, during a test run last month, the plane was able to beam live video back to Washington, DC. ” The operation launched last month as part of Homeland Security’s “Operation Empire Shield.”

Ottawa Citizen

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