Homeland Security's Drones Really Suck at Border Patrol

For nearly a decade now, 10 Predator B drones have been zipping around our nations's borders at $12,000 an hour under the pretense of securing our borders. Except that, according to a scathing report released earlier today by Homeland Security, not only do these drones cost five times as much as advertised, but… » 1/06/15 4:17pm 1/06/15 4:17pm

Badass Tunnel Bots And The Border Patrol Agents Who Love Them

In the last fourteen years, the US Border Patrol has found more than 170 tunnels they believe are used for smuggling contraband between Mexico and the States. Since American law enforcers don't want to enter the tunnels themselves, they're sending in cute little robots to do their dirty work. » 1/15/14 3:59pm 1/15/14 3:59pm

Z Portal Strip Searches Cars at the Border, Is No Tunnel of Love

You know the recently deployed airport scanners that see through your clothes and show your bits 'n' pieces to some dude supposedly in a locked closet? Called backscatter, the tech been re-jiggered into a portal that cars crossing the border will have to drive through, allowing border agents to search your car… » 10/18/08 12:45pm 10/18/08 12:45pm