24-hour Drone Surveillance to Be Imposed on Sochi Olympics

from rawstory.com: The spider-like helicopter can whirr up straight into the sky, hover over cars and people, zoom in on a license plate and then take a close-up of a man’s face in the crowd. If there is suspicious movement at Russia’s Sochi Winter Olympic Games next year, surveillance drones positioned over stadiums, roads and railroads will be there transmitting the images live to Russian security services. The use of drones is part of a package of security measures that are severe even by standards of recent Olympics and remind many Russians of the draconian lockdown imposed for the 1980 Moscow Games in the Soviet Union. Authorities will record the Internet and phone connections of all visitors and traffic will be strictly controlled in a huge zone around Sochi.

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