Think state and local law enforcement aren’t watching you with high-tech federally-owned drones? Think again. Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that Customs and Border Patrol revealed that it regularly loans its fleets of Predator drones to the military and law enforcement.
On September 21, the Department of Homeland Security tested a new facial recognition system at the 6,000 seat Toyota Center in Kennewick, Washington, during the season home opener of the Tri-City Americans, a junior hockey team in the Western Hockey League.
Last weekend’s hostage-taking — and the murder of at least 62 people — at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, has its roots in the U.S. government’s intervention in Somalia, which began in the 1990s.