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Should We Use Drones to Spy on Americans? [POLL]

Unmanned aircraft could soon be monitoring Americans.

President Obama recently signed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, a law that requires new rules for allowing unmanned drones to operate in American airspace, according to Public Radio International. 

"Supporters of the measures think new fleets of drones will soon be able to assist in crime prevention, surveillance and other non-military purposes. Drones are already used to patrol the U.S.-Mexican border. But critics of the new measures fear drone imaging technology will erode personal privacy," the article said. 

The ACLU has petitioned the FAA to consider the potential breeches in privacy that drones could create through the use of heat-detection and video surveillance, the report said. 

What do you think? Is monitoring Americans with drones a good idea?

Tell us what you think in the comments section below and be sure to take our poll to have your vote counted. 

David Bastille May 17, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Sure, drone me (wttw: I'm kidding). While you're at it, intercept my e-mail and tap my land-line, in case I'm having a thought or planning on voting for somebody that I shouldn't. These are dangerous times! Nothing at all wrong with presuming guilt. Right-thinking citizens will have nothing to fear. Right?

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