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Today, Vice published an article about some, um, unconventional spying products marketed by a surveillance vendor that works with US government agencies. The vendor, the Special Services Group, offers many surveillance products that look like everyday items, but are actually equipped to be surveillance tools.
Here are just a few of the products marketed in a Special Services Group brochure (ominously called the “Black Book”):
- A child’s carseat that has “everything you need to quickly and covertly deploy a drop car for video surveillance”
- The Tombstone Cam, which has the ability to “conduct remote surveillance operations from cemeteries”
- Small rubber rock and tree lookalikes that can conceal cameras
- A microphone and speaker system that…