Back in Time: The ECHELON Story
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Creator:
National Security Agency - Foriegn Affairs Directorate

Glossary: agencies

Date Created: 2005-07-19
Classification: Secret
Distribution: FOUO

Glossary: classification and distribution codes.

Genre: Newsletter, .PDF , 2 p.

Journalist(s): Duncan Campbell
Originating Media Outlet: The Intercept
Date Published: 2015-08-03
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Communications Target: Communications data
Surveillance Program(s): ECHELON

Glossary: surveillance programs.


Description: This NSA newsletter article, reprinted from the internal publication Foreign Affairs Digest, gives a brief history of the communications intelligence system ECHELON, which targeted western communications satellites, and its interactions with European governmental oversight in the early 2000s.