US agencies boost satellite use

The US is giving its domestic agencies greater access to images from spy satellites, in a move strongly criticised by civil rights groups. The images will be used to boost national security, disaster response and law enforcement, US officials said. Use of the satellite imagery will be managed by a new office within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Some US agencies already had limited access to the images, but many were restricted to scientific use. The DHS says it wants to use the imagery to improve the quality of surveillance on borders, ports, bridges and other infrastructure.

Officials believe the satellites could identify and follow targets by their physical traits, and could be used to respond to disasters such as the 2001 attacks or Hurricane Katrina. The Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for intelligence analysis, Charles Allen, told the Washington Post the programme would be particularly useful in policing land and sea borders and in disaster planning.

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they've been using it for a long time, but now it's worse, because they can cover their asses for anything they do. beeing scanned by any emitting frequencies is bad for us (any living being) so it's not the only threat people seems to care and know about. ever heard about those crowd control high frequency weapons. disgusting really. it makes people go nuts and the instable people will get aggressives and confused more easily. go ask yourself why it always seems to be the police that are provoking people into these mess.

What does this have to do with emitting any kind of frequency? They are images taken from space the frequency is being resonated from us to it in the terms of photons... the satellite is a passive device in this instance

neufuse said,
What does this have to do with emitting any kind of frequency? They are images taken from space the frequency is being resonated from us to it in the terms of photons... the satellite is a passive device in this instance

that's because it's not the only thing they have. they are spy satellites, do you expect to really know what kind of technologies they may have onboard. It's not only simple imaging. You're naive if you think that. They can map the underground tunnels and it's not even new technologies at all.

2xSilverKnight said,

that's because it's not the only thing they have. they are spy satellites, do you expect to really know what kind of technologies they may have onboard. It's not only simple imaging. You're naive if you think that. They can map the underground tunnels and it's not even new technologies at all.


We are talking about this article, which is talk about imaging.. not what else is up there