Snowden unveils NSA Satellite SAURON Program targeting Citizens

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Edward Snowden unveiled SAURON, a network of satellites capable of spying on the entire planet’s surface and indefinitely retaining the images.

MOSCOW, Russia – Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who recently unveiled the NSA’s ubiquitous PRISM wiretapping program, unveiled yet another insidious, citizen-targeting surveillance system Friday afternoon, in a chat with Internet Chronicle reporters.

SAURON, or the Semi-Autonomous Ultra-high-Resolution Orbital Network, is comprised of a series of hundreds of low-orbiting 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 SAURON, each spy satellite feeds directly into a data bank so large that it is able to retain the captured imagery indefinitely.

SAURON is also a reference to a villain in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, an evil god of discord who appears in the material world as an ever-searching eye.

Snowden, looking as if he hadn’t slept in weeks, spoke with Internet Chronicle reporters in the transit corridor of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. In a near whisper Snowden said, “It is shocking that the U.S. government would appropriate such evil imagery for a so-called security system like this. There is little doubt that this program – I won’t 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.”

111 comments to Snowden unveils NSA Satellite SAURON Program targeting Citizens

  • scout

    Well, how can we jam them?

  • petrit demo

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  • Chainsaw

    I guess we all have to wear sun hats with flat-screen monitors on them facing up. Then, a flash mob could look like a flock of butterflies, or empty sidewalk.

    BTW, does Prism really store all that b3n1s extender spam forever? Now THAT is a waste of government money.

  • Es cierto que nos espían, acosan, torturan, se burlan de nosotros, eso hoy dia te lo puede hacer hasta el vecino de arriba, de abajo y el de enfrente, venden aparatos y muchos artilugios para poderte espiar en cualquier tienda del espia. Cuanto más fácil será que lo haga la NASA o cualquier base científica más cualificada para ello.

  • These satellites and the data they collect are monitored by people. These people go home every night to their families, just like every other minion of this illegitimate, tyrannical government. And that is where you can find them, and deal with the problem – right where they live.