China launches high-tech bird drones to watch over its citizens

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South China Morning Post Look! Up there! A pretty little bird gliding majestically through the sky, encapsulating the beauty of natu — oh wait. It’s a high-tech surveillance drone. Over recent years, more than 30 Chinese military and government agencies have reportedly been using drones made to look like birds to surveil citizens in at least five provinces, according to the South China Morning Post. The program is reportedly codenamed “Dove” and run by Song Bifeng, a professor at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an. Song was formerly a senior scientist on the Chengdu J-20, Asia’s…

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