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Police Surveillance: Privacy Invading Radar Can ‘See’ Through Walls

Via: TomoNews US

At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies are now equipped with a radar device that allows them to detect human movement through the walls of houses.

The device known as Range-R operates as a highly sensitive Doppler motion detector, according to its official website.

 

It can detect human movement from a distance of up to 50 feet, the USA Today reports.

The device beams radar waves through a wall and calculates the distance of the target by analyzing the reflected waves, according to manufacturer L-3 Communications.

The device has a 160-degree conical field of view and can detect movements as slight as human breathing.

It works through brick as well as concrete, but cannot penetrate metal, according to the Inquisitr.

Use of the technology raises both legal and privacy issues and a 2001 U.S. Supreme Court ruling barred authorities from using high-tech sensors to scan inside someone’s home without first obtaining a search warrant.

 

 

 

Drones Are Coming: ‘All Sensors Are Peeping Toms’

Via: CBS News

Drones Over America     Morley Safer is the correspondent

Will The skies of the future be filled with bussing drones?

Morley Safer: The issue that really comes to mind is the issue of privacy. I mean, these machines are all Peeping Toms.

Missy Cummings: All sensors are Peeping Toms. And so anything that you have that’s electronic is a Peeping Tom. I would say probably your greatest privacy invasion is your cell phone, if not your Facebook account. Yes, there are potentially flying cameras everywhere, except that in many cities there are cameras everywhere.   (source)

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