United States global spying and propaganda

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Fighting for communication control
By Herbert I. Schiller, Le Monde diplomatique, September 1997. Washington has not hesitated since the end of the second world war to intervene financially, politically and diplomatically in sectors it considers strategic for maintaining US dominance. Communication is one of these sectors, and here the American state is no paper tiger, but represents the core interests of capital.
Exposing the Global Surveillance System
By Nicky Hager, 26 December 1997. U.S. led global intelligence system, called Echelon DICTIONARY. Capitalist spy agencies monitor most of the world's telephone, e-mail, and TELEX communications.
Smaller spy satellites may give U.S. stealth capability over trouble spots
By Walter Pincus, The Washington Post, Sunday 1 February 1998. A new generation of small intelligence satellites is expected to give U.S. analysts almost constant overhead images of specific trouble spots anywhere in the world.
Careless mistake reveals subversion of Windows by NSA
By Duncan Campbell, Telepolis, 4 September 1999. Special access codes prepared by the US National Security Agency have been secretly built into every version of Windows operating system. Also, Lotus, had built an NSA help information trapdoor into its Notes system, and that security functions on other software systems had been deliberately crippled [publisher's note: Article fails to mention that open software systems cannot be equiped with secret trapdoors.]
Global spy network revealed
By Andrew Bomford of BBC Radio 4's PM programme, 7 November 1999. Listening in to your phone calls and reading your emails. The ECHELON global spy system that probes global communications.
Project Echelon
From The Golem, 16 November 1999. Information garnered from the ACLU website on Project Echelon and DICTIONARY, created by the NSA.
The Role of Intelligence Services In a Globalized World
Remarks by John C. Gannon, Chairman, National Intelligence Council, at the Conference Sponsored by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Berlin Germany 21 May 2001. The six main driving forces shaping the future. Prolonged, lower-level conflict will challenge nation-states. Asymmetric warfare between states and the populations at large. Threats from low-technology countries and groups.
FBI uses hacking technology for surveillance
By Robert Lemos, CNET News.com, Thursday 22 November 2001. US law enforcement agencies are reportedly developing tools to install surveillance systems—based on technology commonly used by hackers. The FBI working on a computer trojan to install key-logging programs and other surveillance software onto a person's computer without the person's knowledge.