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Eyes in the Sky by Arthur Holland Michel

Eyes in the Sky

by Arthur Holland Michel

Quick take

How a wartime invention became a peacetime weapon.

Why it’s worth it

Whether you’re a full-blown conspiracy theorist or only occasionally talk to the FBI agent watching you through your laptop, chances are you think you’re being surveilled by the U.S. government, a major corporation, or both. And you wouldn’t be totally wrong.

Eyes in the Sky is a fascinating book about one such surveillance technology that is already in use. Nicknamed the Gorgon Stare, this syste...

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Eyes in the Sky is the authoritative account of how the Pentagon secretly developed a godlike surveillance system for monitoring America's enemies overseas, and how it is now being used to watch us in our own backyards. Whereas a regular aerial camera can only capture a small patch of ground at any given time, this system—and its most powerful iteration, Gorgon Stare—allow operators to track thous...

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