FBI Flying Secret Spy Planes Over Cities


fbiThe FBI flies small planes with video cameras and cell-phone trackers above as many as 30 cities—without anything resembling a warrant, the AP reports.

The small, low-flying aircraft are registered with fake companies. The FBI insists its secret spy fleet is only used for specific investigations.

The agency also insisted that cell phone-locating devices, called Stingrays, were used sparingly, although the AP reports that it “found in recent weeks FBI flights orbiting large, enclosed buildings for extended periods where aerial photography would be less effective than electronic signals collection.”

A bureau spokesman said the program wasn’t secret and that the planes “are not equipped, designed or used for bulk collection activities or mass surveillance.” Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}