FBI Spy Planes Surveying the USA Via Fake Front Companies!

In the midst of a growing public outcry in the USA regarding breaches in personal privacy via the NSA or even local police, the Associated Press has learned the FBI is operating a it's own small air force of low-flying planes that go across the country gathering information via video.
At times these aerial machines that belong in a George Orwell novel are all in hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government.
These various planes' and surveillance devices are generally used without a judge's approval.
Hence it is capable of taking video of the ground, and in rare occasions can sweep up certain identifying cellphone data.
The planes are primarily used to target suspects under federal investigation.
In a recent 30-day period, an AP review found.that the agency flew above more than 30 cities in 11 states across the country,
The government maintains is an important tool in criminal, terrorism or intelligence probes. But the program raises questions about whether there should be updated policies protecting civil liberties as new technologies pose intrusive opportunities for government spying.
U.S. law enforcement officials confirmed for the first time the wide-scale use of the aircraft, which the AP traced to at least 13 fake companies, Even basic aspects of the program are withheld from the public in censored versions of official reports from the Justice Department's inspector general.
FBI spokesman Christopher Allen stated that this FBI 'Spy Plane' program is not a secret and that it's meant to collect evidence against crime suspects.