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Overload Echelon?

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posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 10:34 AM
I've been thinking for quite some time now about Echelon and pondered how powerful it is.

This is in the Skunkworks section because what I was wondering is for obvious reasons a bit 'out there.'

What would happen if the population of a country (or at least a large part) were to txt, email, and call people all at the same time using some of the obvious keywords that Echelon would pick up. Would it overload the Echelon system or the Telcos?

posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 05:06 PM
reply to post by Zeeko

Jam Echelon Day, an annual event launched in 1999, centres on an invitation for

the world is invited to protest our global surveillance by the spooks at Echelon, the global communications monitoring system that has been set up to keep an eye on all our potentially subversive business, social, personal and other communications

That protest was to be carried out by netizens, a digital elite, salting their email and other electronic communications with the keywords supposedly used by the NSA and its peers in filtering messages. That would muddy Echelon and, according to some enthusiasts, might even crash key computers. At the same time potential activists were to be pointed to Jam Echelon Day sites, few of which are now online.

One writer commented

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.


I was looking around and it appears like Jam Echelon Day lost momentum and has basically turned into more cyber spam at this point.

It might not matter much anyways. There is so much data for them to mine many people tend to think that a lot of "flagged" traffic is stored but never really looked at.


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