Sunday, July 5, 2009

DHS Kills Police Access to Satellite Data

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has killed a program that allowed domestic law enforcement access to data provided by military satellites. The satellites provide detailed imagery from overhead. Democrats are worried about using military satellites for domestic surveillance programs citing privacy rights. The use of satellites would help with a range of domestic security and emergency management situations to include acts of terrorism, border security, and more. Let's all tie our hands behind our back just a little bit tighter! Info from "DHS to Cut Police Access to Spy-Satellite Data", The Washington Post, June 24, 2009. Click here to learn more about aerial photos and overhead imagery.

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