A few days ago, Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway talked to the Bergen Record about the possibility that Trump Tower had been wiretapped:
What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other now, unfortunately. There was an article this week that talked about how you can surveil someone through their phones, through their — certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways, and microwaves that turn into cameras, etc., so we know that that is just a fact of modern life.
Conway repeated this claim yesterday on one of the Sunday chat shows, and she has a point. You can aim a concentrated beam of microwaves at a window and make out conversations on the other side.1 This is hardly science fic—wait. What?
She was talking about microwave ovens? For God’s sake. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: why does anyone talk to Conway? Seriously, what’s the point?
1Yeah, yeah, it’s actually a laser that you aim at a window. But maybe it’s a microwave laser?