NSA's SAURON Network
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Snowden unveils NSA Satellite SAURON
Program targeting Citizens
i) N EATH 2013
MOSCOW, Russia - Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who
recently unveiled the NSA' s ubiquitous PRISM wiretapping
program, unveiled yet another insidious,
surveillance system Friday afternoon, in a chat with Internet
Orbital Network, is comprised of a series of hundreds of
cameras that can make out objects on the
ground as small as 1 centimeter in size.
There are so many satellites in this network that they are able
to effectively monitor the entire planet' s populated surface
without interruption. According to slides Snowden shared,
taken from the NSA presentation on , each spy
satellite feeds directly into a data bank so large that it is able
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satellites wmin-; | en the entire
IE is also a reference to a villain inj. . . Tolkien' s "Lord
m""::" ofthe Rings" trilogy, an evil god of discord who appears in
the material world as an eye.
Snowden, looking as if he hadn' t slept in weeks, spoke with Internet Chronicle reporters in the transit
corridor of Most: ogg' s airport. In a near whisper Snowden said, "It is shocking that the
us. government would appropriate such evil imagery for a miscalled security system like this. There is
little doubt that this program - I went utter the name here - is not concerned with the security of
citizens, but rather, it is a bald grab at power for power" s sake."