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Project Echelon (1947-present)


Suspected ECHELON Center

Conspiracy buffs suspect that this powerful British radar dome is used to monitor satellite transmissions as part of Project Echelon.

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For six decades, the global Project Echelon has been used to surveil an unknown amount of material with an unknown degree of specificity. While defenders of the project claim that its technology is only used in legal ways, some charge that it is easily abused--and a few have even argued that Echelon has been used to illegally assist with strategy in international business deals.

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