TV News LIES

Tuesday, Mar 31st

Last update01:34:25 AM GMT

You are here News International Unmanned spy planes to police Britain

Unmanned spy planes to police Britain

E-mail Print PDF

The Government is drawing up plans to use unmanned "drone" aircraft currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan to counter terrorism and aid police operations in Britain.

The plans have been backed by the House of Commons Defence Committee but have attracted criticism from civil liberties campaigners concerned about the implications of covert surveillance of civilians.

Gareth Crossman, director of policy at the civil rights watchdog Liberty, said: "The question is not so much about the technology but what one does with it. We have quite definite laws about where CCTV can be used but of course with UAVs you have much greater ability to gather material in private spaces and this would lead to concern."

He added: "If they are used to simply hover to gain random information then that would obviously be a matter of worry and a civil liberty issue."

More... 


Most Recent Related Stories...


Swiss bank pays $211M for aiding U.S. tax evasion

BSI BankA mayor Swiss bank will pay a $211 million in a deal to avoid prosecution on...

Sweden adds gender-neutral pronoun to dictionary

SwedenThe editors of Sweden's official dictionary have added the gender-neutral "hen" to the Swedish language."It's quite...

Air strike at Yemeni refugee camp kills 45

yemen refugees killedAn air strike at a camp for displaced people and refugees in Houthi-controled northern Yemen on...

Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case

Ehud Olmert convictedFormer Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S....
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!