Q: Was Echelon NSA's term for the computer network itself? ¶
Q: Is Echelon used in a number of contexts? ¶
A: Yes, and but that the evidence presented indicates that it was the name for a signals intelligence collection system.
Q: Is Echelon a method of sorting captured signal traffic? ¶
A: Yes, and rather than a comprehensive analysis tool.
Q: Was Echelon part of an umbrella program codenamed FROSTING? ¶
A: Yes, and which was established by the NSA in 1966 to collect and process data from communications satellites.
Q: Was Echelon capable of interception and content inspection of telephone calls? ¶
A: Yes, and fax, e-mail and other data traffic globally through the interception of communication bearers including satellite transmission, public switched telephone networks , and microwave links.