Echelon FAQs:

Q: Was Echelon NSA's term for the computer network itself?

A: Yes.

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.