from theage.com.au: Edward Snowden has provided his
first disclosure of Australian involvement in US global surveillance,
identifying four facilities in the country that contribute to a key
American intelligence collection program.
Classified US National Security Agency maps leaked by Mr
Snowden and published by US journalist Glenn Greenwald in the Brazilian O Globo
newspaper reveal the locations of dozens of US and allied signals
intelligence collection sites that contribute to interception of
telecommunications and internet traffic worldwide.
The US Australian Joint Defence Facility at Pine Gap near
Alice Springs and three Australian Signals Directorate facilities: the
Shoal Bay Receiving Station near Darwin, the Australian Defence Satellite Communications Facility at Geraldton and the naval communications station HMAS Harman outside Canberra are among
contributors to the NSA's collection program codenamed X-Keyscore.