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Date: 2000-02-27

ECHELON in 60 Minutes [CBS]


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ECHELON in 60 Minutes [CBS]

Heute, Sonntag, wird der ehemalige Mitarbeiter des
kanadischen Geheimdienstes Communications Security
Establishment [CSE] Mike Frost in der renommierten CBS-
Sendung 60 Minutes Zeuhnis ablegen. Im EU-Parlament wird
eine dringliche Anfrage zu ECHELON vorbereitet. Dass es für
die Kommission dieses Mal nicht so einfach sein wird, das
alles als "rumours in the press" abzutun, ist sehr
wahrscheinlich.

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relayed by Mark Hughes, Institute for the Study of Privacy
Issues (ISPI) ISPI4Privacy@earthlink.net
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ECHELON: Follow-up Links & 60 Minutes

With all the recent interest in the ECHELON global
surveillance system, some of you may appreciate a short
background note and some follow-up links on the topic.

ECHELON is operated jointly by five spy organizations under
the umbrella of the 1948 UKUSA (pronounced you-koo-za)
signals intelligence (SIGNET) agreement.

The five SIGNET agencies are the NSA in America, Canada's
Communications Security Establishment (CSE), the UK's
Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ),
Australia's Defense Signals Directorate (DSD) and New
Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau
(GCSB).

The NSA is the senior member and calls virtually all the
shots.


60 Minutes:

On February 27 (Sunday) the CBS show 60 Minutes has
scheduled a segment on ECHELON in which Canadian ex-
spy and author Mike Frost reveals that then UK Prime
Minister Thatcher asked Canada's CSE spooks to spy on
two of her cabinet Ministers via the ECHELON system.

Also, Margaret Newsham
[http://www1.ekstrabladet.dk/VisArtikel.iasp?PageID=43054],
an ex-employee of Lockheed Martin and important player in
the development of the ECHELON system will be featured in
the segment.


Useful Echelon Links:

THE SECRET AGREEMENTS: Ekstra Bladet's Echelon Site
http://www1.ekstrabladet.dk/VisArtikel.iasp?PageID=43236


Nicky Hager's "Exposing The Global Surveillance System"
http://www.caq.com/caq59/CAQ59GlobalSnoop.html


ECHELON: America's Secret Global Surveillance Network
http://fly.hiwaay.net/~pspoole/echelon.html


Key Echelon Files: Cryptome In
http://jya.com/crypto.htm#Echelon


Key Echelon Files: Cryptome Out http://jya.com/cryptout.htm#Echelon


Spotlight on Wiretapping and Echelon http://www.free-market.net/spotlight/wiretapping/


Interception Capabilities 2000 http://www.gn.apc.org/duncan/interception_capabilities_2000.htm


ACLU's Echelon Watch http://www.aclu.org/echelonwatch/index.html


Kind regards, Mark Hughes Executive Director Institute for the Study of Privacy Issues (ISPI)


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