posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 12:23 PM
Plans for the Department of Homeland Security to launch a new satellite surveillance system is coming under new criticism on Capitol Hill. Last week,
Secretary Michael Chertoff said the satellite surveillance system would be soon ready to go. But now the Wall Street Journal reports Democrats are
threatening to shut down the program unless the department does more to address privacy concerns. The satellite program is designed to provide
federal, state and local officials with extensive access to spy satellite imagery to assist with emergency response and other domestic security needs.
But critics say the Bush administration hasn’t created legal safeguards to ensure that the program won’t be used for domestic spying
[edit on 10-4-2008 by gmac1000]