Senator Charles Schumer is raising new privacy questions as internet giants Apple and Google announce plans to use ultra-powerful mapping technology.
Both companies said they're ready to use military-grade spy planes to update their maps of communities across the country.
The planes are powerful enough to catch people inside their homes without their knowledge, which has the senator worried.
"When you go out in public and someone takes your picture these days, you lose some of your right to privacy. No one expects that same loss of privacy to occur when you're sunning yourself in the backyard or preparing a meal in your kitchen," said Senator Schumer.
Schumer has written a letter to the CEOs of Google and Apple, Larry Page and Tim Cook respectively, detailing his concerns and requests to protect people from an invasion of privacy.