The Big Snoop: Life Magazine

The Big Snoop: Life Magazine

Announcement Date: 20 May 1960

Life magazine cover story ‘The Big Snoop’ mixed kitsch and paranoia as it spotlighted the fact it was not an “enemy” government but our own elected government who invades our privacy using electronic devices.

“Bugging is so shockingly widespread and so increasingly insidious that no one can be certain any longer that his home is his castle–free of intrusion.” The devices may seem more James Bond than the new James Bond but when it isn’t dated, the article is unusually prescient. (click here for more)