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Another major support for the Echelon system is the US spy satellite network and its corresponding reception bases scattered about the UKUSA empire.
This group of one supremo and four lesser lights has a great many coinciding interests and obligations as demonstrated by the existence of the semi-secret Echelon system that vacuums up phone and internet calls possibly pertaining to terrorist or criminal activities and dumps it in an American database for corroboration and distribution to relevant allied police, military, and governmental agencies.
Cipherwar is calling upon individual users to send electronic communications with trigger words in them in an attempt to clog up the Echelon system.