August 1, 2001

Net activists launch campaign to jam 'Echelon'

Author: JT Smith

CNN: " Internet privacy activists and
"hacktivists" have announced a day-long
cyber-protest intended to jam a computer
surveillance network whose existence isn't
acknowledged by the governments said to run it.

The activists set October 21 as "Jam Echelon Day,"
calling on individuals to attempt to clog the
purported monitoring system by using so-called
"trigger" words in e-mail messages. The Echelon
system is said to monitor the use of certain words such
as "bomb," or "terrorism," that could suggest
dangerous activity."


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