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[…] Ian Tresman for contributions. Contributions, comments and info welcome. – My email address is Electronic Privacy/ECHELON The importance of taking advantage of the current debate about Echelon summarised by Nicky Hager: ‘…the lack of serious debate can protect the intelligence agencies from political accountability and control…..it is probably the best opportunity we will […]

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[…] test than the ‘prejudice’ test in the FOI Act, and will require Scottish authorities to operate more openly than similar bodies elsewhere in the UK. Electronic Privacy ECHELON Report Final report of the European Parliament’s Temporary C’tee on the ECHELON interception system, July 11 2001. www.europarl. eu.int/tempcom/echelon/pdf/rapport_echelon_en.pdf Also at http://cryptome.org/echelon-ep-fin.htm The ECHELON C’tee’s homepage, […]

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Body of Secrets, and, Echelon

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[…] GCHQ Eavesdrop on the World James Bamford, London: Century, 2001, £20 Report on the existence of a global system for the interception of private and commercial communications (ECHELON interception system) Rapporteur: Gerhard Schmid European Parliament, 11 July 2001   In liberalised free markets, the successful nation or company is the one which has a […]

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Echelon

Echelon The piece below arrived, through the magic of e-mail forwarding, via the following: Jane Affleck, Terry Hanstock, and Julian Assange. The report referred to is a companion to Nicky Hager’s book Secret Power (review in Lobster 32 at p. 47). See also ‘The Technology of Political Control’, Robin Ballantyne, in Covert Action Quarterly, Spring […]

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Web Update

[…] and his ISP, Verio, have stood firm against requests to remove material that might be embarrassing to the agencies concerned (cryptome. org/mi5-verio.htm). Cryptome’s archives contains older material. Echelon – Developments in the US and Europe http://www.echelonwatch.org http://www.aclu.org/echelonwatch/index.htm US: Further hearings into NSA spying activities are expected to be held by the US Congress’ House […]

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[…] Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual Use Goods and Technologies: http://ideath.parrhesia.com/wassenaar/wassenaar.html The W.A. list of Dual Use Goods and Technologies and Munitions List in full at http://www.jya.com/wa/watoc.htm) Echelon The European Parliament will commission a report into the workings of Echelon (Wired News 30 Sept 1998 www.wired.com/news/news/politics/story/15295.html) In the US, a new report, ‘Echelon: America’s […]

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[…] press freedom sites; newsgroups. Includes Richard Tomlinson’s May 1999 declaration to French magistrate on the death of Princess Diana (www.inside-news.ch/Tomlinson/Tomlinson_deposition.htm) and the list of MI6 officers (www.inside-news.ch/Tomlinson/List/Liste_Alpha.htm). Echelon Watch http://www.echelonwatch.org http://www.aclu.org/echelonwatch/index.html Website administered by the American Civil Liberties Union in conjunction with EPIC and the Omega Foundation, which produced the Appraisal of Technologies for […]

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What’s been did and hid

[…] a significant figure in British state research, at the difficult, technical end, for about as long as this magazine has existed. In a very interesting essay, ‘The Echelon Trail: An Illegal Vision’,1 Wright gives us both an autobiographical sketch and a guide through some of the developments of this field in the UK from […]

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Electronic Privacy and the Encryption Debate

[…] provide ever increasing surveillance capabilities for, in the main, the intelligence community. In Secret Power: New Zealand’s role in the International Spy Network, Nicky Hager describes the ECHELON system: ‘Designed and co-ordinated by the NSA, the ECHELON system is used to intercept ordinary e-mail, fax, telex and telephone communications carried over the world’s telecommunications […]

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Sources

[…] piece on the subject in Nexus (October/ November 2001). Free Hagar extracts One of the most influential books of recent years has been Nicky Hagar’s book on Echelon which triggered the on-going Echelon controversy. Extracts from it are at http://mediafilter.org/echelon/ Spooks down under Dr David Turner writes: the story of how the Australian security […]

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