From the archive, originally posted by: [ spectre ]

“Frankly, the only people who have any doubt about the existence of Echelon are in the United States,”,1283,15295,00.html


“Echelon was my baby” – Interview with Margaret Newsham

“The evidence and the many statements which tally with each other,
including some from American sources, the existence of a global system
for intercepting communications, ‘operating with the participation of
the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New
Zealand under the UK-USA Agreement, is no longer in doubt’.”

NSA Admits to Spying on Princess Diana

Record Solid State Disk Sale by Texas Memory Systems

“Backed by In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s technology incubator, Spotfire Inc. this
week will introduce a tool for uncovering patterns and relationships in
information extracted from E-mail messages that will be as useful for
anti-terrorism efforts as it will be for analyzing business data.”

National Security Archive