Sunday, June 14, 2009

spies in the skies

Any fan of Little Brother or Mallcity is going to love this nasty little trick. Shaun Saunders sends in this pic from Newsweek that shows a blimp over this year's Indy 500. Now most people don't give these things a second glance, but maybe they should. This is where it gets nasty...At first glance it appeared to be an advertising blimp for a legit charity but the real truth is revealed once what was inside was brought to light. Here is what the Newsweek article had to say:
  • Hidden inside the 55-foot-long white balloon was a powerful surveillance camera adapted from the technology Raytheon provides the U.S. military. Essentially an unmanned drone, the blimp transmitted detailed images to the race's security officers and to Indiana police.
The whole idea is Raytheon was doing a proof of concept test and is now marketing the tech to large municipalities, police departments and sporting venues to spy on yep, you guessed it.

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Anonymous said...

Thats great !!!

Beam Me Up said...

anon...starting to worry about you....