• June 18, 2021

Obama signs legislation that could make it easier to track political activists with drones

President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday that would make it harder for political activists to be tracked by U.S. law enforcement.

The bill, titled the National Security Act of 2017, was co-sponsored by Sens.

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The legislation would make drones the law of the land for the first time in history, and it allows the National Guard to use them to monitor political activity.

The legislation also would require a warrant for tracking.

The legislation, which has bipartisan support, would also ban the use of drones for the purpose of eavesdropping on Americans without a warrant.