By B.N. Frank
Astronomers and other experts have not been shy about voicing their opposition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allowing companies to send tens of thousands of satellites and other space craft into the sky to blast 5G and WiFi at us (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 7, 8). Now more unsavory individuals and companies want to send satellites up there as well in order to spy on us.
Almost every corner of the planet will soon be monitored by video surveillance satellites capable of live-streaming coverage of human activity for “governments and large enterprises”— if Bill Gates gets his way.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is bankrolling a company that is using a $1 billion initial equity allocation from investors to plan a network of satellites to provide real-time coverage of almost every location on Earth.
Washington-based company EarthNow plans to launch an army of more than 500 satellites into our atmosphere, providing its users with near instantaneous video feedback with only one second of delay.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. slammed Bill Gates’ plan to surveil the entire world, using an example of Los Angeles police ticketing Malibu surfers for breaking quarantine rules by using the ocean as an example of police state overreach.
Bill Gates isn’t the only big player bankrolling the project. Softbank, Airbus and Greg Wyler are also heavily invested.
The FCC is supposed to protect the public from the telecom industry. They were a corrupt and “captured agency” before Trump was elected and they have become much worse since then (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23).
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