Robert Windrem rwindrem at home.com
Tue May 29 07:07:00 EDT 2001

One key point everyone seems to have missed: more than 90% of the
world's submarine cables make landfall at least once on the territory of
a UKUSA nation, where tapping is a lot easier, particularly if the owner
of the cable is cooperative.  And there is plenty of historical evidence
to suggest that cooperation has taken place.

For example, much of the trans-Pacific cables' capacity is reserved for
pass-through traffic, Asian traffic that is carried across North America
and on to Europe, Africa or South America.

As a producer for NBC News, I have always been mystified at all the
attention paid to Echelon and the little paid to tapping of submarine

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