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  1. Gotta love a Fascist Bigbrother Society. I feel safer already.



    Tonight on SBS at 7.30.
    AS IT HAPPENED: ECHELON: THE SECRET POWER – The surveillance network set up during WWII between the US and the UK has gradually evolved into a global eavesdropping set-up known as ECHELON, which includes Canada, Australia and New Zealand and operates in great secrecy. Capable of intercepting almost every phone conversation or email in the world, ECHELON is now, according to this program, actively involved in industrial espionage. The main player is the US National Security Agency (NSA), bigger that the FBI and the CIA combined, which only reveals those scraps of information deemed necessary to the other partners. Australia, for instance, only gets 20% of the intelligence processed at Pine Gap. The program looks at ECHELON experts and former intelligence agents who explain how the network operates and the extent of its eavesdropping capacities; and the very real threat of economic espionage posed by ECHELON to the European Union

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