Federal spies in the sky

Congratulations, you now live in Orwell’s America:

Today EFF posted several thousand pages of new drone license records and a new map that tracks the location of drone flights across the United States.  These records, received as a result of EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), come from state and local law enforcement agencies, universities and—for the first time—three branches of the U.S. military: the Air Force, Marine Corps, and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

Perhaps the scariest is the technology carried by a Reaper drone the Air Force is flying near Lincoln, Nevada and in areas of California and Utah. This drone uses “Gorgon Stare” technology, which Wikipedia defines as “a spherical array of nine cameras attached to an aerial drone . . . capable of capturing motion imagery of an entire city.” This imagery “can then be analyzed by humans or an artificial intelligence, such as the Mind’s Eye project” being developed by DARPA.

It’s hard to imagine how this technology is going to be misused, isn’t it?  The idea that Americans are in any way still a free people is becoming increasingly ludicrous.  And, of course, the spies aren’t all in the sky either.

The FBI records the emails of nearly all US citizens, including members
of congress, according to NSA whistleblower William Binney. In an
interview with RT, he warned that the government can use this
information against anyone.