The information weapon: Why the internet was always spying on you:
https://thisishell.com/interviews/990-yasha-levine #Internet 

Back in the 1960s when they first developed networked computers and databases and analysis software - people were already thinking into the future, and thinking about creating an early warning radar system for human society - a networked computer system that could sit on top of the world, and watch it for threats, and intercept them before they caused harm - on a global and societal level, but even on a personal level. And we're seeing that right now. The internet has become a radar system for people and societies.