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BBC report alleges UK tapped all communications to I

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Subject:       BBC report alleges UK tapped all communications to Ireland
From:          "Perry E. Metzger" <>
Date:          16 Jul 1999 09:55:02 -0400

Not quite cryptography, but it is SIGINT.

First paragraphs (From the BBC):

Headline: UK 'monitored Irish phone calls' 

Subhead: The messages were scanned for key words 

The UK Government tapped all telephone messages between Britain
and Ireland during the past 10 years, it has been alleged. 

Channel 4 News said a tower in Capenhurst, Cheshire, was used to
intercept all telephone signals between Ireland and the UK from 1989
to when it closed down earlier this year.

The 13-storey windowless tower used electronic equipment to collect
and store all faxes, e-mails, telexes and data communications, the
programme said. Their contents were then allegedly scanned for key
words and subjects of interests.