DocumentRelease Date: 2013-11-01
This undated presentation from the NSA’s Special Source Operations division shows that the agency’s ability to intercept key communications infrastructure is dependent on corporate relationships, several of which can be identified using information given in this document: see the Guardian article Snowden document reveals key role of companies in NSA data collection, 1 November 2013. […]
Special Source Operations Corporate Partner Access TOP SECRET // COMINT // NOFORN//20291130 Overall Briefing Classification Is TOP SECRET/ /COMINT//NOFORN//X1 TOP SECRET // COMINT // ...
DocumentRelease Date: 2013-12-10
Excerpts from slides describing GHOSTMACHINE, the NSA Special Source Operations cloud-based analytics platform: see the Washington Post article New documents show how the NSA infers relationships based on mobile location data, 10 December 2013.
SSO GHOSTMACHINE Analytics TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN Fascia Limit? 5,000M 4,000M - 3,000M - 2,000M - 1,000M - OM Hitting The Wall Tuskattire Volume Totals H CERF ...
DocumentDocument Date: 2004-05-21Release Date: 2014-10-10
This NSA classification guide from 2004 outlines the sensitivity of various aspects of the agency’s WHIPGENIE relationships with US corporate partners: see the Intercept article Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany, 10 October 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U//FOUO) CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR ECI WfflPGENIE 02-05 Effective Date: 2...
DocumentRelease Date: 2015-08-15
This undated NSA presentation, presented together with speaking notes, provides an introduction to the main cable access programmes facilitated by the agency’s corporate partners and specifies the relevant SIGADs: see the book No Place to Hide, 13 May 2014.
SSO Corporate Portfolio Overview Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20361201 Agenda 2 What is SSO Corporate access collection? (TS//SI//NF) Access an...
BLACKPEARL, BLARNEY, BLUEZEPHYR, CADENCE, COBALTFALCON, COWBOY, DARKTHUNDER, DISHFIRE, FAIRVIEW, OCELOT, MAINWAY (MW), MARINA, MISTRALWIND, MONKEYROCKET, NUCLEON, OAKSTAR, OCTAVE, ORANGEBLOSSOM, ORANGECRUSH, PERFECTSTORM, PINWALE, SERRATEDEDGE, SHIFTINGSHADOW, SILVERZEPHYR (SZ), STEELFLAUTA, STORMBREW, TOYGRIPPE, TWISTEDPATH, WHITESQUALL, XKEYSCORE (XKS), YACHTSHOP, YANKEE
DocumentRelease Date: 2013-11-04
This presentation gives an overview of the NSA’s programmes targeting the fibre optic cables that carry much of the world’s internet traffic. One slide gives a breakdown of which data sources form the basis of Presidential daily briefings. Another shows that the access point used to collect Yahoo and Google cloud data (MUSCULAR) is operated […]
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DocumentRelease Date: 2014-05-13
This extract from an undated NSA document describes the agency’s unidentified corporate partner FAIRVIEW, which has gone to unusual lengths to assist the agency: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 105 FAIRVIEW - Corp partner since 1985 with access to int. cables, routers, switches. The partner operates in the U.S., but has access to information that transits the nation and through...
DocumentDocument Date: 2011-08-30Release Date: 2015-08-15
This 30 August 2011 post from the NSA internal newsletter SSO Weekly reveals that AT&T (FAIRVIEW) began sending over 1.1bn US mobile phone records to the agency every day: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, 15 August 2015.
(TS//SI//NF) Mobility Business Records Flow Significantly Increases Volume of Records Delivered Under BR FISA By^^^^^Hon 2011-08-30 1440 (TS//SI//NF) On 29 August, FAIRVIEW started delivering...
DocumentDocument Date: 2012-04-01Release Date: 2015-08-15
This April 2012 NSA presentation uses an AT&T specific term – Common Backbone or CBB – to refer to the Internet backbone of the corporate partner it codenames FAIRVIEW: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, 15 August 2015.
flip Dataflow Diagrams April 2012 Note: Please refer to previous diagrams for decommissioned systems. Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20361101 Corporate...
BUGCATCHER, CADENCE, CLEARSIGHT, COURIERSKILL, DISHFIRE, FAIRVIEW, FALLOUT, FASCIA, FISHWAY, GATEKEEP, HIGHDECIBEL, MAILORDER, MAINWAY (MW), MARINA, MESA, PINECONE, PINWALE, RAGTIME (RGT), RIMROCK, SCISSORS, TOPROCK, WEALTHYCLUSTER (WC), XKEYSCORE (XKS), YANKEE
DocumentDocument Date: 2013-03-22Release Date: 2015-08-15
This NSA Special Source Operations presentation from 22 March 2013 supplies a detail about the Breckenridge access point that supports the identification of the corporate partner codenamed STORMBREW as US telecommunications company Verizon: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, 15 August 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN TOPSECRET//SI//REL USA, Cyber Threats and Special Source Operations A Current Perspective for NTOC March 22 2013 Classified...
DocumentRelease Date: 2015-08-15
This undated NSA Special Source Operations presentation describes the agency’s relationship with corporate partner AT&T, codenamed FAIRVIEW: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, 15 August 2015.
TOP SECRET//SI/OC//NOFORN CAIDVICUU SSO FAIRVIEW Overview TOP SECRET//SI/OC//NOFORN • (U) FAIRVIEW DEFINED • (U) OPERATIONAL AUTHORITIES/CAPABILITIES • (U) STATS: WHO IS USING D...
DocumentRelease Date: 2015-08-15
This extract is from an undated dictionary produced by NSA Special Source Operations, provides glosses for several terms associated with the corporate partner FAIRVIEW, including the AT&T-specific term ‘SNRC’: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, 15 August 2015.
LITHIUM (TS//SI//NF) BLARNEY'S covername for one of their corporate partners. Need WPG ECI for company name NODDY-3 (TS//SI//NF) FAIRVIEW'S covername for Coverage of Current and Forecasted NR...
DocumentDocument Date: 2013-04-01Release Date: 2013-06-06
Nineteen slides from a 41-slide April 2013 NSA presentation describing the PRISM collection of data via internet service providers, “the SIGAD most used in NSA reporting.” Slides have been published gradually by several media organisations: see the Washington Post article NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program, 6 June 2013.
01.jpg: PRISM/U S-984XN Overview OR The SIGAD Used Most in NS A Reporting Overview April 2013 Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20360901 OP SECRET/...
BLARNEY, CONVEYANCE, FAIRVIEW, FALLOUT, MAINWAY (MW), MARINA, NUCLEON, OAKSTAR, PINWALE, PRISM, SCISSORS, STORMBREW, TRAFFICTHIEF
DocumentRelease Date: 2014-05-13
This Boundless Informant slide shows the number of phone records collected between 10 December 2012 and 8 January 2013 by NSA’s unidentified corporate partner FAIRVIEW (US-990) – some 6 billion in total: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 105 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec24 Dec31 Jan ^ Signal Profile H PCS INMAR a WOP a HPCP VSAT PSTN DNI Most Volume US-990 6,142,932,557 Records Top 5 Techs US-990: ...
DocumentDocument 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...
DocumentDocument 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...
DocumentDocument Date: 2013-03-14Release Date: 2014-06-18
This excerpt from the 14 March 2013 edition of internal NSA newsletter SSO Weekly describes an incident on 12 March where “unwitting” contractors discovered a cable tap known as WHARPDRIVE, which had to be discreetly reinstalled and provides details about the Breckenridge access point that corroborate the identification of the NSA’s corporate partner STORMBREW as […]
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 14 MARCH 2013 Special Source Operations Watkly UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (U) CORPORATE TEAM ...
This NSA report dated 11 April 2014 describes the difficulties with the network switches the agency had compromised on Cisco devices in order to collect data from Cisco customers: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
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DocumentDocument Date: 2012-03-23Release Date: 2015-06-04
This NSA memo from 23 March 2012 presentation describes the agency’s proposal for a fourth FAA 702 certification that would allow it to target hackers “tied to malicious cyber activity”: see the New York Times article Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border, 4 June 2015.
(TS//SI//NF) New FAA702 Certification in the Works - Cyber Threat By on 2012-03-23 1423 (TS//SI//NF) NSA has drafted a new FAA702 Certification to target Cyber Threats. It is close to being r...
DocumentDocument 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...
DocumentDocument 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...