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The Pentagon is testing powerful mass-surveillance balloons above six US states

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  • “The Gorgon Stare, named for the Greek figures whose gaze could turn a person to stone, is already in use by the Air Force, he also said, though exactly where or how is classified information.” Naming convention for military project is getting more villainy. Cant they just hire Pentagram, Lippincott

    “The Gorgon Stare, named for the Greek figures whose gaze could turn a person to stone, is already in use by the Air Force, he also said, though exactly where or how is classified information.” Naming convention for military project is getting more villainy. Cant they just hire Pentagram, Lippincott or one of the biggies to help? So Hydra/Cobra next?

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  • Not sure if I should hum Judas Priest (Electric Eye) or run for my roll of tin foil... maybe both.

    Joking aside, Congress needs to do its job and look into how deep and far this goes...

  • This is down right terrifying. And it scares me even more to see that no one who is leaving comments here seem to grasp quite what this means for us as American Citizens. Congress must step forward and find out how this is authorized and is it legal?

  • Cambridge Analytica in it's time had 5000 references points on almost all American adults. This means they could know you better than yourself. Try to figure out already 50 points, it's hard to imagine and it's a lot. It was mainly with Facebook. Now how much more data is collected to date over all

    Cambridge Analytica in it's time had 5000 references points on almost all American adults. This means they could know you better than yourself. Try to figure out already 50 points, it's hard to imagine and it's a lot. It was mainly with Facebook. Now how much more data is collected to date over all. Fiction has to learn a lot from reality.

  • This is a despicable and is detestable violation of the inalienable right to privacy due to very human being and an abandonment of the responsibility we each inherit at birth to help each other protect it for the collective dignity of all. Drones are presenting a technology that may be retroactively

    This is a despicable and is detestable violation of the inalienable right to privacy due to very human being and an abandonment of the responsibility we each inherit at birth to help each other protect it for the collective dignity of all. Drones are presenting a technology that may be retroactively damning to even the possibility of any due process.

  • Barrage balloons!?

  • Interesting

  • Ok so privacy is dead. I get why the government and the military would love this but use it to watch the border or a warzone - not your own citizens. This sounds a far better option for watching the border than a wall. Looks cheaper and less divisive too.