The video below was shown to me by Security Command Headquarters (SCHQ) soon after I was recruited.

I thought it was a scan of neurons firing – an image of a working brain. It was not – it is a recording of intercepted communications from Echelon, SCHQs global monitoring network. The video was made in July 2020.


The noise is a sequence of digits – a message within a message

In less than one hour, we received thousands of messages. Here are the first three. I cannot show you more.

SCHQ passed them to us, we did the decoding.

Tap the image and hear us sing