Saturday, July 13, 2013

Snowden reveals which Aussie spy bases provide data to NSA (and how they do it)


21st Century Wire says…

Ed Snowden’s latest leak details exactly how your personal data is collected and stored, and then sifted through by the NSA in America and GCHQ in Britain.

The Australian IT News website has also listed the US-run spy centers which are conveniently located overseas in order to provide a layer of deniability, but also to evade US Constitutional laws. The US employed the same offshore tactic in 1988 when it created ECHELON, a total data collection and spying network which the NSA located in the North of England and then piped information via a dedicated, high-speed information line back to the NSA headquarters near Washington DC.

More importantly, however, is the revelation that this digital global spy network is designed to specifically target ‘domestic citizens’, as evidenced by this important point made:

“The NSA RAGTIME domestic counter-terrorism information collection operation instituted by the Bush administration, that as many as fifty companies provide data to.”

IT News provides the details of their operation here…


Massive amounts of data collected.

IT News Australia
Fugitive US National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has revealed the extent of some of Australia’s participation in the giant surveillance programme that allegedly monitors internet as well as voice and SMS data worldwide.
PRISM slides provided to Brazilian news organisation O Globo by Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who broke the story of global surveillance, point to four Australian signals intelligence bases and the Waihopai facility taking part in the XKEYSCORE categorising and processing system.
According to Fairfax, the US-Australian Joint Defence Facility at Pine Gap, Alice Springs contribute to the XKEYSCORE system, along with the Darwin Shoal Bay Receiving Station, the Australian Defence Satellite Communications Facility at Geraldton and the HMAS Harman naval comms station outside Canberra.

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