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Originally posted by shooterbrody
Well said Tom.
You sound like someone with experience in the intell field. Being as I had some training in pensacola the situation you spoke of happens all the time almost exactly as you wrote.
Originally posted by justyc
... and now it is being reported that as well as secret courts, suspects may soon be convicted, imprisoned and/or sentenced to death on hearsay!
Originally posted by Tom Bedlam
domestic surveillance issues by having Echelon distributed. All that will happen is that for the ones they'd like monitored, they'll try to get a FISA warrant but if it's too big a problem, then Canada or Australia will "discover" the traffic and report it through diplomatic channels.
Originally posted by carslake
Sorry Tom I don't understand 'distributed' from what I know Echelon was always a distributed network of receivers...
US privacy law has always been circumvented by this agreement between the US, UK, Canada, Australia and NZ.