Big Brother watching the Canada-US border?

US Predator jet to patrol the air

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