White House: Is it OK to hijack, shoot down, or snoop on drones?

The Trump administration wants US Congress to extend the military’s drone-downing powers to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, even as it backs broader commercial deployment for unmanned aircraft.

The proposed rules, obtained by the Washington Post, would give civilian agencies powers similar to those accorded last year to the Department of Defense. They would allow DHS and the Justice Department to destroy or commandeer drones, and to intercept drone communication in defense of national security …


The Register | April 9, 2018

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