Editor’s Note: The slides we presented at DEFCON 25 are at the bottom of this story which details what we spoke about and more.
Law enforcement agencies have used aircraft for decades to conduct surveillance, but modern radio, camera, and electronics technology has dramatically expanded the power and scope of police surveillance capabilities.
The Iraq War and other conflicts have spurred the development of mass surveillance technologies and techniques that are now widely available to domestic police.
The FBI, DEA and other agencies flew powerful surveillance aircraft over cities for years in relative secrecy before …
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