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Blazing Saddles

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Release Date: 2015-09-25
This page from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki describes the BLAZING SADDLES tool for handling huge amounts of metadata and the specialised analysis it supports: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
blazing-saddles-tools-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET STRAP 1 COMINT The maximum classification allowed on GCWiki is TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT. Click to report inappropriate content. For GCWiki h...

HRA auditing

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Release Date: 2015-09-25
This undated page from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki describes the agency’s audit procedure to document compliance with the UK Human Rights Act: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
hra-auditing-p1-normal.gif: UK CONFIDENTIAL The maximum classification allowed on GCWiki is TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT. Click to report inappropriate content. For GCWiki help contact: webtea...

Events analysis

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Document Date: 2008-11-27Release Date: 2015-09-25
This GCHQ slide taken from a presentation dates 27 November 2008 confirms that agency metadata repositories can be datamined for information relating to individuals within the UK: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
Events analysis SALAMANCA, HAUSTORIUM, THUGGEE, IMMINGLE less intrusive than communications content authorisation not needed for individuals in the UK necessity and proportionality st...

Next Generation Events

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Document Date: 2009-03-23Release Date: 2015-09-25
This GCHQ presentation from 23 March 2009 discusses the agency’s plan for “processing Events [metadata] at scale”: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
nge-anyst-exch-redacted-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET STRAP 1 Analysis Next Generation Events TOP SECRET STRAP 1 23 March 2009nge-anyst-exch-redacted-p2-normal.gif: TOP SECRET STRAP 1 ...

Crypt Discovery Joint Collaboration Activity

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Document Date: 2011-01-20Release Date: 2015-09-25
This joint NSA/GCHQ research paper dated 20 January 2011 cites encryption as a threat impacting on both agencies: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
crypt-discovery-activity-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET Crypt Discovery Joint Collaboration Activity 20 January 2011 Activity Owners I H/nsa Overview Our Internet Exploitation capabil...

Content or Metadata?

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Release Date: 2015-09-25
This undated GCHQ spreadshhet clarifies how the agency categorises different aspects of intercepted communications: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
content-metadata-matrix-p1-normal.gif: UK SECRET STRAP1 COMINT AUSiCAN'NZiUMJS EYES ONLY ORCON CONTENT OR METADATA? Categorisation of aspects of intercepted communications - GCHQ policy ...

PullThrough Steering Group Meeting #16

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Document Date: 2008-02-29Release Date: 2015-09-25
This set of GCHQ minutes from 29 February 2008 describes a set of tools that were under development at that point, including the metadata analysis tool KARMA POLICE: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
pull-through-steering-group-minutes-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET STRAP1 THQ/1202THQ/1900/0058 29 February 2008 PullThrough Steering Group Meeting #16 29 February 2008. Distribute to: In...

Next Generation Events (NGE) – BLACK HOLE ConOp

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Document Date: 2009-08-18Release Date: 2015-09-25
This GCHQ document from 18 August 2009 describes BLACK HOLE, a massive data repository, and describes how this interacts with other systems developed by the agency: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
nge-black-hole-conop-p1-normal.gif: SECRET STRAP1 18th August 2009 Next Generation Events (NGE) - BLACK HOLE ConOp Author: l(TDB),| l(TSE), I |(TDB) Issue Date Author Amendm...

ICTR Cloud Effects

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Document Date: 2011-07-01Release Date: 2015-09-25
This GCHQ presentation from July 2011 discusses various technical aspects of “population-scale” datamining: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
cloud-developers-exchange-july-2011-p1-normal.gif: “ICTR Cloud Efforts” developing “canonical” SIGINT analytics, finding hard targets and exploratory data analysis at scale Data Mining Re...

QFDs and BLACKHOLE Technology behind GCHQ/INOC

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Document Date: 2009-03-01Release Date: 2015-09-25
This GCHQ presentation from March 2009 describes the BLACKHOLE database used to store raw metadata records from TEMPORA, with about 10 billion records being added each day: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
qfd-blackhole-technology-behind-inoc-p1-normal.gif: QFDsand BLACHOLE Technology behind GCHQ/INOCqfd-blackhole-technology-behind-inoc-p2-normal.gif: TRAP2 COMINT Probes Flat Store Analytic e...

Broadcast/Intenet Radio Exploitation and Analysis

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Document Date: 2009-11-06Release Date: 2015-09-25
This GCHQ research paper from 6 November 2009 outlines what kinds of data the agency can extract from internet radio stations and their listenership, grouped by country: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
broadcast-analysis-p1-normal.gif: UK TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL FVEY Broadcast/lnternet Radio Exploitation and Analysis 6th November 2009 OPD-NAC Distribution (via email) (ST2) BS...

Supporting Internet Operations

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Document Date: 2009-01-01Release Date: 2015-09-25
This GCHQ presentation from 2010 describes the extent of the agency’s cable-tapping and plans for the future: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
200g-iris-access-p1-normal.gif: Supporting Internet Operations Supporting Internet Operations Special Source Access200g-iris-access-p2-normal.gif: StEPM—O MamiOpi«HM> 15 mins to cover:...

Black Hole Analytics

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Document Date: 2009-09-01Release Date: 2015-09-25
This GCHQ briefing from September 2009 describes the tools then available to analyse metadata collected on a massive scale: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
add-sd-blackhole-p1-normal.gif: BLACK HOLE ANALYTICS ADD/SD briefing, September 2009 TOP SECRET STRAP 1add-sd-blackhole-p2-normal.gif: TOP SECRET STRAP1 Contents ■ Describe the new ...

Cyber Defence Operations Legal and Policy

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Release Date: 2015-09-25
This undated page from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki shows that the agency’s usual retention periods for metadata and content can be extended for cyber defence purposes: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
cyber-defence-operations-legal-and-policy-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET STRAP 1 COMINT The maximum classification allowed on GCWiki is TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT. Click to report inappropriate cont...

Events Product Centre

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Document Date: 2010-11-01Release Date: 2015-09-25
This GCHQ presentation from November 2010 shows that the agency was logging 30 billion metadata records per day by that year: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
operational-engineering-nov-2010-p1-normal.gif: •¿events Events Product Centre W: CHQ SECRET STRAP1operational-engineering-nov-2010-p2-normal.gif: »¿events Agenda «Welcome «Im...

Event (SIGINT)

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Release Date: 2015-09-25
This undated page from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki provides a definition of “event”, the term the agency uses to refer to a metadata record, showing the variety of data collected: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
events-p1-normal.gif: SECRET STRAP 1 COMiNT The maximum classification allowed on GCWiki is TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT. Click to report inappropriate content. For GCWiki help contact: webtea...

TINT external

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Document Date: 2009-07-01Release Date: 2015-09-25
This short extract from a July 2009 GCHQ document describes BLACK HOLE, the agency’s massive respository for unselected metadata: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
Purpose For exporting bulk, unselected metadata (in SLR format) to a repository where higher-order analytics can be carried out. Data To/From GCHQ Connection To/From GCHQ Anticipated Volume V...

Access: The Vision

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Document Date: 2010-07-01Release Date: 2015-09-25
This GCHQ document from July 2010 looks forward to agency goals for 2013, including the aspiration to build “the world’s biggest SIGINT engine”: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
access-the-vision-for-2013-p1-normal.gif: ACCESS: THE VISION SECRET In 2013, we will have access to, and make readily available, data of the highest value possible to facilitate cyber ope...

Legalities

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Document Date: 2007-10-01Release Date: 2015-09-25
This GCHQ spreadsheet from October 2007 provides a guide to the permissibility of using named GCHQ and NSA databases and shows the absence of safeguards against exploiting the metadata of persons located in the UK: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
As of Oct 2007 Legalities - GCHQ Databases eg Pilbeam. Salamanca, UDAQ etc in the event that both the nabo w/.<V and the location of the tar get is confirmed metadata content UK pers...

Social Anthropoid

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Release Date: 2015-09-25
This undated GCHQ presentation describes SOCIAL ANTHROPOID, a “converged comms database” that analyses metadata from emails, instant messenger chats, social media connections and conversations, together with “telephony” metadata from phone calls, mobile phone locations, text and multimedia messages: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 […]
social-anthropoid-briefing-p1-normal.gif: SECRET STRAP1social-anthropoid-briefing-p2-normal.gif: © What is Social Anthropoid? ■ A CONVERGED CCMMS DATABASE. IT ALLOWS YCU TC SEE WHEN YOUR ...

Target Detection Identifiers

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Document Date: 2009-03-01Release Date: 2015-09-25
This GCHQ presentation from March 2009 shows that the agency has targeted a number of popular websites in a concerted effort to harvest cookies (“target detection indentifiers”) on a massive scale: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
tdi-introduction-p1-normal.gif: Target Detection Identifiers c This rtcrmation is exempt under the Freedom of Irfbrmation Act 2000 (FOIA) and may be exempt under other UK information legislati...

OP HIGHLAND FLING – Event Log

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Release Date: 2015-09-25
This undated page from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki shows some of the background to the agency’s attack on Dutch SIM manufacturer Gemalto, specifically the harvesting of facebook cookies associated with the firm’s staff: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
op-highland-fling-event-log-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT The maximum classification allowed on GCWiki is TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT. Click to report inappropriate content. For GCW...

Sensitive Targeting Authorisation (STA) Reference COP5377

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Release Date: 2015-09-25
This internal GCHQ form, which is undated, shows the procedure UK analysts follow for surveilling, or searching through already-acquired data for information from a person or organisation in a “sensitive” location – including the British Isles: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
sensitive-targeting-authorisation-p1-normal.gif: Sensitive Targeting Authorisation (STA) Reference COP5377 STA: AUTHORITY TO TARGET AN INDIVIDUAL/ORGANISATION WITH A SENSITIVE NATIONALITY OR ...

Data Stored in BLACK HOLE

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Release Date: 2015-09-25
This undated page from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki provides technical information about the agency’s BLACK HOLE repository: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
data-stored-in-black-hole-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET STRAP 1 COMINT The maximum classification allowed on GCWiki is TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT. Click to report inappropriate content. For GCWi...

Laws on interception – Oversight – Implications for JCE

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Release Date: 2015-09-25
This undated GCHQ presentation includes, in its speakers notes, the statements that “We have a light oversight regime compared to [the] US” and “judicial oversight… [is] the main issue for us”: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
jce-uk-legality-context-p1-normal.gif: èâ Laws on interception Oversight Implications for JCE ^GCHQi This intormaton is exempt und« the Freedom ol ln(Ofina!iOf^^00^roiA^n^n3W> legis...

ROCKRIDGE

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Release Date: 2015-09-03
This undated GCHQ presentation describes some of the Question Focused Databases (QFDs) developed to analyse the massive amount of raw data the agency collects from undersea cables: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
demystifying-nge-rock-ridge-p1-normal.gif: demystifying-nge-rock-ridge-p2-normal.gif: tr tr tr tr Scope and Aims Increase maturity and availability of QFDs Pull through more QFDs ...

United Nations DNI Collection Enabled

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Document Date: 2012-04-18Release Date: 2015-08-15
This 18 April 2012 post from the NSA internal newsletter SSO Weekly reveals that AT&T (FAIRVIEW) cooperated with the NSA, under the terms of a FISA court order, to enable the agency to surveil the internet traffic going to and from the United Nations headquarters in New York: see the New York Times article AT&T […]
(TS//SI//NF) United Nations DNI Collection Enabled By on 2012-04-18 0853 (TS//SI//NF) FAIRVIEW and BLARNEY engineers collaborated to enable the delivery of 700Mbps of paired packet switched t...

FAIRVIEW Tour

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Document Date: 2012-03-28Release Date: 2015-08-15
This 28 March 2012 post from the NSA internal newsletter SSO Weekly describes the agency’s relationship with AT&T (FAIRVIEW) as “highly collaborative”: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, 15 August 2015.
(TS//SI//REL FVEY) FAIRVIEW Tour By on 2012-03-28 1333 (TS//SI//REL FVEY) On 23 March, S3 and GAO Technical Directors: S3 - and HHHH7an^b^blGINT Lom^^nce and Arcnl^^U^e Lead I, a...

FAIRVIEW Tour for Director, Research Directorate

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Document Date: 2012-01-13Release Date: 2015-08-15
This 13 January 2012 post from the NSA internal newsletter SSO Weekly mentions the “extreme willingness to help” of AT&T (FAIRVIEW) towards the agency: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, 15 August 2015.
(TS//SI//REL FVEY) FAIRVIEW Tour for Director, Research Directorate By on 2012-01-13 0814 (TS//SI//REL FVEY) On 6 January 2012, Director of NSA's Research Directorate, was provided a tou^^F...

FAIRVIEW: CLIFFSIDE Site – Collection Resumes After ~5 Months

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Document Date: 2011-08-23Release Date: 2015-08-15
This 23 August 2011 post from the internal NSA newsletter SSO Weekly describes the disruption caused to collection from a Japanese-American cable by an earthquake. The date of service resumption correlated with the AT&T operated cable in the region: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, […]
(TS//SI//NF) FAIRVIEW: CLIFFSIDE Site - Collection Resumes After Months By H on 2011-08-23 0805 ~5 (TS//SI//NF) On 5 Aug 2011, collection of DNR and DNI traffic at the FAIRVIEW CLIFF...

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