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Most U.S. Drones Openly Broadcast Secret Video Feeds

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A photo taken on September 7, 2012 shows a raven, an aerial reconaissance vessel, being lauched just outside the village of Madowza'i Kalay, a suspected conduit for Taliban in Daman district on the western fringes of De-isa-bano ghar mountains range in Kandahar that borders Arghistan district to the east, known for heavy Taliban presence. (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/GettyImages) | Getty Images

Four years after discovering that militants were tapping into drone video feeds, the U.S. military still hasn’t secured the transmissions of more than half of its fleet of Predator and Reaper drones, Danger Room has learned. The majority of the aircraft still broadcast their classified video streams “in the clear” — without encryption. With a minimal amount of equipment and know-how, militants can see what America’s drones see.

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