NSA Echelon listening stations

If you’ve never known about Project Echelon, here’s your chance to learn about a little known secret in information gathering by the National Security Agency.
Two listening posts, one in Sugar Grove, West Virginia and the other in Yakima, Washington are capable of sweeping the nation in the interception of signals. Technically, these are usually used to eavesdrop on international communications coming in and out of the country, but has become an issue with the latest media surge on President Bush’s authorization for the NSA to sweep domestic communications.
Via BoingBoing and BoingBoing

  • Robert Carmany

    NSA has been eavesdropping on domestic and international telecommunications for at least 40 years. Amongst the millions of intercepts, most are mundane and disregarded. There are some that are of interest, though. Remember, if it goes out through the air, it can easily be intercepted.

  • Robert Carmany

    NSA has been eavesdropping on domestic and international telecommunications for at least 40 years. Amongst the millions of intercepts, most are mundane and disregarded. There are some that are of interest, though. Remember, if it goes out through the air, it can easily be intercepted.