"Customs and Border Protection definitely does use thermal imaging on its drones, and has used the Predator drones to help out state and local law enforcement," Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) who works on open government, transparency and privacy issues, told Newsmax.

"I don't think law enforcement agencies and the federal agencies are getting warrants before they are using thermal imaging on drones. That will be a big issue in the future if they're using it to see what's going on inside a home," Lynch said.

Sunday, August 11, 2013