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Re: ABC News mentions Echelon
From: John Neiberger <neiby () excite com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 09:02:32 -0700 (PDT)
| --- Marshall Eubanks <tme () 21rst-century com> wrote:
| > They must be referring to echelon. What's interesting
| > is that ABC news is saying that they have echolon
| > like capabilities in the Continental US.
| > This is much rumoured but always denied and probably
| > technically illegal.
| Hogwash. The US laws prevent only the US Agency from spying on it's
| citizens. There is nothing that prevents the other Echelon partners (I
| beleive they are Austrailia, Britian, and New Zealand) from doing the
| spying and sharing the results.
| -Jim P.
The US doesn't even bother with all of that; they directly monitor domestic
communications of American citizens as a matter of routine. Sad, but true.
I know this because I know someone who used to be involved with the project.
He denies that it is called Echelon but he does not deny that it exists.