Re: no, Echelon is impossible
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 12:02:35 -0800

Eugene Leitl, <>, writes:
> monitors TV broadcasts in REAL TIME and sends you an email
> instantly when your keywords are spoken. We watch TV for you when you
> are not able to, which makes TVEyes a great way to get the latest news
> on your interests as it is being said.

I suspect this is using the closed caption subtitles to look for keywords, not doing any kind of automated voice-to-text conversion. Using closed captions would be much, much easier, and this doesn't exactly look like a high-budget operation. If so it doesn't have much relevance to the spy agencies and their Echelon program.