Satellites and Your Privacy

Hedgepet@stihl.de
Thu, 15 Apr 1999 16:57:05 +0200

Everyone,

I know this is slightly off topic.  But I am trying to spread the word about
this threat to our privacy and its relationship to satellites.  I hope you
can forgive me.

The National Security Agency (NSA) apparently has a program called the
Echelon Global Surveillance System whereby they monitor all data bouncing
off INTELSAT satellites for certain "key" words.  These transmissions
include voice, fax, and e-mail transmissions.  When one or more of the key
words are detected, the correspondence is transcribed and forwarded (where?)
for further analysis.

You can find out more at http://www.aclu.org/congress/lg040699a.html

May all your sightings be x-sighting.

Troy