WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS
Europeans To Probe U.S. Surveillance Network
PARIS The European parliament and a French prosecutor, in unrelated moves, plan to investigate the U.S. National Security Agency’s Echelon electronic surveillance network. European politicians and economic intelligence experts in the last few months have claimed repeatedly that NSA’s highly classified Echelon network, believed to involve up to 120 geostationary spacecraft, is being used to intercept phone, fax and e-mail communications to obtain sensitive economic, military and industrial information.
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