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The united states military.
Can use drones to spy on you right here in America.
As long as it's not on purpose.
That's the word that comes from a newly leaked air force document it states that have drones inadvertently capture images of Americans.
The Pentagon can hold on of those images for up to ninety days while the Pentagon decides what to do -- them.
Of course the constitution does that you can't do any of that.
That's just as the federal government is putting out new rules for drones that fly over the United States.
Right now relatively few drug patents give -- few drones are actually flying over the US.
The Border Patrol uses nine of them they tell us and some local police departments have drone licenses as well but by the year 20/20.
The feds are now projecting there could be get this 30000.
Drones patrolling our skies 30000 -- The -- -- correspondent Jonathan Hunt is with us now -- -- what exactly are all of those drones supposed to be doing well especially.
Involved in a whole host of lower enforcement activities helping out in hostage situations for instance.
Helping in the search for a missing child helping in search and rescue operations all good things obviously.
But equally obviously there -- a major privacy concerns because in effect.
This army of drones will be able to look into any American backed the -- that the authorities want to looking duke or indeed into any house using thermal imaging equipment.
Some privacy experts say that that have to be -- clear set of limits and regulations.
In place -- rather than off to this fleet of drones gets off the grand -- But but as I mentioned this is about inadvertently getting pictures of people inside the United States the military inside the United States what what do they mean by that.
Well some friends is one of these drums he's on its way to help -- in a hostage situation in Seattle Chicago Orlando cameras rolling as it flies.
Those cameras see you in -- backyard taking in some bags of fertilizer.
Are you using those to help get tomatoes grow or -- you thinking about building a bomb if the Pentagon sees that.
It can then this -- all linked so if what it thinks you're doing and whether it needs to look much more closely but in nineteen days.
At that video our own judge and -- Paula Thomas says that is illegal that is unconstitutional listen.
There is no statute that permits that written by the congress or any state legislature.
There is no court opinion.
Written by any state or federal judge this is authority that the Pentagon has given to itself -- But the drones are coming according to pretty much every expert and legal analyst around it is a question of how.
Closely they will be regulated but pretty soon we are all going to be looking up watching them watching -- and Jonathan Hunt thanks very much back.
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