Secret Power, New Zealand’s role in the international spy network
“The most detailed and up-to-date account of the work of any signals intelligence agency in existence… a masterpiece of investigative reporting.” The book contains the first detailed account of the world-wide electronic surveillance system called Echelon, which is used to spy on international communications including e-mails and phone calls. These revelations have been repeated in hundreds of articles, documentaries and movies, and prompted for a year-long European parliament inquiry. The book gives an inside look at New Zealand’s largest intelligence agency and its part in a US-British-Canadian-Australia-New Zealand intelligence alliance, information that helps us understand the workings of all five allied agencies.
Download as an e-book for free
Order the Japanese language edition from Liberta, Tokyo, 2003, translator Satou Masahiko
Read the Introduction to the Japanese edition
“Exposing the Global Surveillance System”: Nicky Hager’s award-winning 1997 article describing the Echelon system