Eyes in Sky: Drones on the Homefront

Eyes in Sky: Drones on the Homefront

Predator drones -- the unmanned remote-controlled aircraft mainly used in combat zones -- have been quietly patrolling U.S. skies in greater numbers. From fighting forest fires to tracking drug smugglers, predators have provided first...

Predator drones -- the unmanned remote-controlled aircraft mainly used in combat zones -- have been quietly patrolling U.S. skies in greater numbers. From fighting forest fires to tracking drug smugglers, predators have provided first responders with support and data in place of more costly manned aircraft. But privacy and safety advocates say these largely unregulated aircraft pose a looming threat to society. We explore drones' domestic use, and the concerns surrounding their deployment.

Guests

Brian Bennett

National Security Reporter, Los Angeles Times

Jay Stanley

Senior Policy Analyst in the Speech, Privacy and Technology Program at the American Civil Liberties Union

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