Switzerland tries its take on a surveillance-system which could be used to monitor all satellite-based communication, inlcuding mobil phones, some internet traffic and more. Such a system already exists, operated by the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Great Britain, called Echelon (see the Statewatch Report from 1997 on Echelon). The Satos 3 project was slipped half-covertly into the budget as "renovations for military buildings" and is now built in the town of Zimmerwald and Heimenschwand. The following are resources, mainly press coverage, on the subject of Satos 3.
Peter Keel, 26.09.2000