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Originally posted by Silver Star
Check out the UVB-76 blog (the guy who runs it is quite an authority on the subject, and, i believe, an ATS member).
He worked for the Government listening hub not just at Cheltenham but on secondment to Ascension Island, Hong Kong and Cyprus.
Williams, 31, was a genius who cracked the Taliban’s codes. He oversaw Echelon, a network that links satellites and super-computers in Britain and US with those of other allies. Echelon eavesdrops on suspects of terrorism, drug dealers and searches for other political and diplomatic intelligence. It intercepts five billion forms of communications a day.
The death of Williams hampers GCHQ’s thrust to go into Voice Over Internet Protocol.