How Big Tech is helping build the Pentagon’s all-seeing eye-in-the-sky

After years of more clandestine contracting, the Pentagon has turned to Silicon Valley’s algorithms to build “Enemy of the People”-style surveillance systems.
One day in the spring of 2008, Colonel John Montgomery walked into a ground-control station at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada for his regular shift flying a Predator drone over Iraq. The mission that day was an open patrol over Sadr City, a densely populated neighborhood in northeastern Baghdad. Montgomery’s squadron had been watching the area for weeks.Read Full Story

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