Saturday, February 11, 2023

Welcome to balloon talk

("An average Kabul resident will see it every time he looks up, no matter what time. It’s always there"; "When the blimps are brought down due to bad weather, the military often finds hundreds of bulletholes in them")

from 2014:
At about 6am local time on Friday, in a field about a mile from Bluffdale, Utah, two activists from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Greenpeace launched a 135ft airship and drifted the dirigible over the NSA's massive data center there.

With some cars below entering the center's office park, the lighter-than-air vessel hung a banner reading 'NSA illegal spying below' and a web address for a new EFF site grading members of Congress on their surveillance positions.