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article imageFBI: Government has used surveillance drones in the U.S.

By Sami Zaatari     Jun 19, 2013 in World
At a Senate hearing carried out today, FBI director Robert Mueller gave testimony stating that the U.S. government has used surveillance drones on American soil.
The FBI director said that the use of the surveillance drones by the government were used in a "very, very minimal way, very seldom".
He went on to say that the use of surveillance drones were used in "particularized cases and particularized needs", though the specifics of what "particularised" and "particularised needs" remains unknown, and could have a broad range of meanings for the government. Mueller went on to say that he did not know what was done with the images that were taken by the drones.
Mueller was responding to questions from Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein who called the use of drones "the biggest danger" to American privacy.
The latest revelations will give further insight into the government's massive surveillance programs in the U.S. It's already been revealed thanks to the leaks of former NSA analyst Edward Snowden, that the U.S. government has been collecting the phone records of millions of Americans, as well as accessing the servers of major internet companies such as Facebook, Google, and Skype.
On the issue of drones in American skies, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a lettered response to Senator Rand Paul back in March, said that the U.S. government would have the authority to carry out a lethal drone strike against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil under "an extraordinary circumstance".
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