this is all about:
here for our Mission Statement
From a report to
the European parliament:
"Within Europe, all email, telephone and
fax communications are routinely intercepted by the United States National
Security Agency, transferring all target information from the European
mainland ... to [The headquarter of NSA] ... a global surveillance system
that stretches around the world to form a targeting system on all of
the key Intelsat satellites used to convey most of the world's satellite
phone calls, internet, email, faxes and telexes. ...unlike many of the
electronic spy systems developed during the cold war, Echelon is designed
for primarily non-military targets: governments, organizations and businesses
in virtually every country... Five nations share the results with the
US as the senior partner ... Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia
are very much acting as subordinate information servicers."
the Full Report)
While the goal of "jamming up" Echelon
is a lofty and likely unattainable one, is it not better to signal displeasure
at being monitored than passively allow it to happen? We believe so. Privacy
should not be something that's considered only after it's been breached.
This website was created with a dual purpose. The first is obviously
to inform people about Echelon's existence and what things they can do
(in theory) to "jam it up", either by sending widely-known "trigger
words" or (better yet) not allowing themselves to be subjected to
random, anonymous eavesdropping by foreign powers. The secondary purpose
of the site is to provide links to information and software that does
just that - allows people to secure their email, networks, and operating
systems with good practice and cryptographic software of such strength
that easy decryption in a reasonable timeframe is not possible for any
All we are asking you to do is inform your friends. Send them an email
on October 21st telling them about Echelon, and by all means include a
few, or all, of the "trigger words" from the list. Of course,
using them on a regular basis is even more effective.
The European Union discovered that there was little that they could do
to address the abolition of Echelon. They issued their report to the World,
folded their tents and went home. Well, if Echelon won't go away and won't
cease intruding on our privacy, then the least we can do is help them
out by making sure they have plenty to do.
new media release about "Jam Echelon Day" here.
*A note on these links*
Latest Resources and Links:
FAQ Echelon is the term popularly used for an
automated global interception and relay system operated by the intelligence
agencies in five nations: the United States, the United Kingdom,
Canada, Australia and New Zealand (it is believed that ECHELON is
is John Young's
site. An excellent resource and worth a visit.
the Global Surveillance System by Nicky Hager This article
is referenced without the permission of CAQ (Covert Action Quarterly)
Echelon System: About the NSA's system of eavesdropping
on worldwide electronic messages. http://serendipity.magnet.ch/hermetic/crypto/echelon/echelon.htm
Echelon: The history, structure und function of the global
surveillance system known as Echelon.
is a term associated with a global network of computers
that automatically search through millions of intercepted messages
UK/USA Alliance, NSA Electronic Communications Interception,
Surveillance, STOA,... Personal web site by Paul Wolf concerned
with Echelon global surveillance system and other privacy threats.
Links to other issue related sites. http://www.icdc.com/~paulwolf/echelon.htm
Espionage Network Exposed in Alphabetics (Site looking for
Alphabetic Bible Code importance in Echelon) Good Reference site
regardless of approach - don't discount content too quickly.
ECHELON DICTIONARY Global Electronic Surveillance; NCOIC
Project Echelon, UK-USA Alliance of Intelligence Gathering agencies,
spying on you. http://www.ncoic.com/echelon.htm
On-Line Surveillance Last update Tuesday 05 September 08:29:21
PDT 2000 The new space invaders Spies in the sky Peter Goodspeed
National Post Saturday, February 19, 2000 A former employee of Canada's
America's Spy in the Sky -- Patrick Poole/CovSyn Back Issues
of CovSyn Books from the Covenant Foundation Order Author Bios Endorsements
Permission to Reprint PREMISE : An online Journal The Kuyper Institute
The CAPO Weekly USA Journal The Institutes Kuyper Institute... http://capo.org/opeds/pp0615.htm
the krunk is Echelon?
America's Secret Global Surveillance Network -- Patrick
S. Poole In the greatest surveillance effort ever established, the
US National Security Agency (NSA) has created a global spy system,
codename ECHELON, which captures and analyzes virtually every phone
call, fax, email and telex message sent anywhere in the world...
Cyber-Liberties (UK) Echelon Watch Pages
This section of Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) deals with
issues in relation to the interception of communications at a global
stage. It will provide useful information and links in relation
to international, governmental and non governmental, public... http://www.cyber-rights.org/interception/echelon/
NSA's Global Electronic Interception and they don't give
a damn about personal privacy or commercial confidence. Project
415 is a top-secret new global surveillance system. It can tap into
a billion calls a year in the UK alone. Inside Duncan Campbell on
how spying entered the 21st century. http://www.gn.apc.org/duncan/echelon-dc.htm
Exposing the Global Surveillance System IN
THE LATE 1980'S, IN A DECISION IT PROBABLY REGRETS, THE U.S. PROMPTED
NEW ZEALAND TO JOIN A NEW AND HIGHLY SECRET GLOBAL INTELLIGENCE
SYSTEM. HAGER'S INVESTIGATION INTO IT AND HIS DISCOVERY OF THE ECHELON
DICTIONARY HAS REVEALED ONE OF THE WORLD'S...
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The fear that "big brother" might be monitoring our private communications
is not new. It's no wonder that when a January 1998 report to the
European Parliament, An Appraisal of Technologies of Political Control,
claimed that "within Europe, all e-mail... http://www.bullatomsci.org/issues/2000/ma00/ma00richelson.html
Cyberspace Station: Echelon Good Article from 1999: http://mprofaca.cro.net/echelonfr.html
Campbell's report to the European Parliament, "Interception
on Wiretapping and Echelon from Free-Market.Net: The Freedom
Network A review and summary of the civil liberties issues related
to Wiretapping and Echelon, with links to the breadth and depth
of online resources available to you. http://www.free-market.net/spotlight/wiretapping/
Information Security AB - Codename: Echelon Within Europe,
all email, telephone and fax communications are routinely intercepted
by the United States National Security Agency, transferring all
target information from the European mainland ...
serious collection of links: Echelon
System : U.S. Global Surveillance Are your private communications
in Europe safe ? In a word - 'NO!'
Watch Encourages public discussion of the Echelon Network,
an intelligence gathering organization, that is a potential threat
to civil liberties, and to urge the governments of the world to
protect our rights. Active site... check it out! Get involved.
- World (non-English
Codenaam Echelon NRC, NRC Handelsblad, echelon, codenaam,
echelon, agents, fbi, nsa, fbi eu surveillance plan, lekken, afluisteren,
aftappen, tappen, surveillance, onderscheppen, interceptie, dataverkeer,
Das Schweizer Abhörsystem Satos 3, das mit Echelon in Verbindung
gebracht wird, wurde laut Medienberichten bereits zum Weltwirtschaftsforum
débats sur Echelon feuillet articles sites. notes S'exprimant
ŕ Bruxelles alors que son gouvernement préside l'Union européenne,
le ministre portugais de l'intérieur, M. Fernando Gomes, affirme
qu'il n'a « pas de doute sur l'existence d'un systčme d'interception
des télécommunications». Difficile...
Site about Echelon
en PGP kan aftappen. Ook als iemand toegang weet te krijgen
tot de mailbox van de ontvanger of als mail verkeerd bezorgd wordt
loop je het risico dat je mail op straat komt te liggen
Groene 25-2-98: Dossier
Echelon 2: Sleutels inleveren Het wordt steeds duidelijker
hoe Europa de oren laat hangen naar Big Brother Amerika. De Britten
tappen hun Europese bondgenoten af, Zwitserse softwarebedrijven
geven de beveiligingssleutels van hun klanten af bij de... http://www.groene.nl/1998/9/ab_echelon.html
Echelon Acción contra el espionaje de Internet y de la telefonía
por parte de la policía, los servicios de seguridad e inteligencia
en los proyectos Enfopol y Echelon.
Vie privee / Echelon Chers humains, Le systeme Echelon est a la
mode. Vous en avez sans doute entendu parler. Beaucoup de choses
se disent a propos de ce systeme. En ce moment des internautes tentent
de saturer le reseau de la maniere suivante : "Vous le savez peut-etre.
are all live links to the best in current Echelon resources.
No site above was contacted prior to linking.
Echelon Links (from the 1999 page):
of monitoring stations
Echelon Resource Sites
in other languages
note and a nod. This page was built upon the prior work of
In 1999 "Jam Echelon Day" was conceived and launched.
The concept was theirs as is some of the content on this page.
I just want to say thank you to them for a great idea and a good beginning.
- - - Michael Teetering
is a link to a sample letter.
(This will open a new window)
is an information sharing letter. This
would be an effective and informative letter that you can send to
everyone on your mailing list
course, you can always write your own.
(Use as many of the "trigger words" as you like,
or, send the whole list to everyone you know.)
here to open a page of 2000+ words we
have collected from every source we could find.
Sorry these are not sorted or edited for dupes.
Draft ECHELON Press Release
Feel Free to release this anywhere
Michael Teetering: Teetering@cipherwar.com
System, ECHELON, has its day. Jam Echelon Day October 21st
THE INTERNET - July 25, 2001 - A large group of individuals in the Global
Internet Community have set out to bring attention to the communications
monitoring system known as ECHELON.
Two years ago, when this idea was launched, the existence of ECHELON
was denied by all of the participating agencies. Now with the recent
issuing of the report by the "Temporary Committee on the ECHELON
Interception System" its existence and invasive practices are no
longer in doubt.
We are urging all
persons who utilize any form of global communication to inform their
circle of friends regarding ECHELON and its monitoring of all email,
telephone and fax communications in Europe. Along with this we are urging
the inclusion of as many 'trigger words' within those communications
To this end, we
have established a primary web site at: http://cipherwar.com/echelon
and numerous mirror sites around the world to help educate people about
ECHELON and what it really means to the Global community at large. (Partial
list of site locations below.)
October 21st has
been designated "JAM ECHELON DAY" and on that day we are encouraging
email messages to be sent out in great numbers, containing as many 'trigger
words' as possible. (There is a list of 1700 on the web site.) While
the goal of "jamming up" ECHELON is a lofty and likely unattainable
one, is it not better to signal displeasure at being monitored than
passively allow it to happen? We think so.
Now is a chance
for anyone, regardless of computer expertise, to become an instant hacktivist
- and all you need is your regular email program and the desire to stand
up and count.
After October 21st,
we ask global netizens to merely stop censoring themselves for fear
of scrutiny. If the bulk of monitored hits becomes too great, the effectiveness
will drop to the insignificant. A proverb from Madagascar states; "Cross
the river in a crowd and the crocodile won't eat you." Although
that may not be completely true, we invite you to join us.
Jam Echelon site may be found at any of the following URL's:
www.world-of-hell.com/JED2K, logos4u.box.sk/JED2K, echelon.partisan.de/,
www.sentry-labs.com/echelon, echelon.linuxsecurity.com, www.cotse.com/JamEchelon,
www.safemode.org/echelon/, thehacktivist.com/jed/, www.chrisrhodes.net/jam/index.htm,
echelon.partisan.de/index_de.html (in German), www.ellicit.org/JAME/,
These are the mirror sites as of 7/25/01
Indications are strong that there will be many times
this number by October 21st; Jam Echelon Day.
Press Release will be snail mailed to the main stream media outlets
as well as hardcopy publications.
It will also be distributed in as massive an email campaign as we can
mount together. Feel free to mail the
Press Release above to any distribution source you know.
All supporting sites, regardless of
join time, will be listed on this site
as a sponsor.
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