"Some of them can sniff out Wi-Fi networks and break into your Internet connection and they can spy on text messages and phone calls," said Trevor Timm, a blogger with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Congress passed a law earlier this year telling the FAA to hand out drone licenses to local police. The surveillance aspect raises privacy alarms for civil liberties groups like EFF.

"If these drones are flying above every town in the U.S. in the next five years, then that means that people will be  monitored basically 24/7."

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Fox Charlotte

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