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An “additional target country” for MYSTIC


Document Date: 2013-01-01Release Date: 2014-03-18
This extract from the 2013 Congressional Budget Justification for the National Intelligence Program (the Black Budget) describes the spread of MYSTIC’s “complete access” to other target counries: see the Washington Post article NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls, 18 March 2014.
(U) Project Description (S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) The Special Source Operations (SSO) Project provides management oversight and logistical support to the Special Source Access programs. These ...



Document Date: 2012-05-01Release Date: 2014-05-19
This May 2012 memo from the NSA’s International Crime and Narcotics division describes the operation of the MYSTIC system in the Bahamas and another, unnamed, country: see the Intercept article Data Pirates of the Caribbean: The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call in the Bahamas, 19 May 2014.
(S//SI//REL) Iiitro: Here in S2F, we've had gr eat success using systems that buffer hill-take audio collection for a nominal 30 days — diese systems have led to real breakthroughs in target di...



Document Date: 2008-02-25Release Date: 2013-07-31
This 32-page NSA presentation dated 25 February 2008 details XKeyscore, a tool used to search unfiltered internet traffic in real time. Two slightly different versions of this presentation have been published; both follow below: see the Guardian article XKeyscore: NSA tool collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’, 31 July 2013.
 XKEYSCORE 25 Feb 2008 xkeyscore@nsa rs'M 1-52 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL DERIVED FROM: NSA/CS DATED: 20070108 ...

Tasking of SCALAWAG


Release Date: 2014-03-18
This extract from the NSA’s Special Source Operations division’s weekly memo describes the operation of SCALAWAG, the SIGAD (or collection address) associated with the MYSTIC collection of bulk telephony data: see the Washington Post article NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls, 18 March 2014.
(U) Tasking of SCALAWAG (TS//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) SCALAWAG/US-3310BG has long since reached the point where it was collecting and sending home far more than the bandwidth could handle. Over ...

For Media Mining, the Future is Now!


Document Date: 2006-08-01Release Date: 2015-05-05
This 1 August 2006 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes advances in the agency’s text-to-speech capability: see the Intercept article The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text, 5 May 2015. sidtoday-future-is-now-final
(U) For Media Mining, the Future Is Now! FROM: Human Language Technology (S23) Run Date: 08/01/2006 (TS//SI) In the first article on the Human Language Technology Program Management Offi...



Document Date: 2012-05-21Release Date: 2014-06-18
This page from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki, last edited in May 2012, provides background information on the agency’s “internet buffer business capability”: see the Der Spiegel article The NSA in Germany: Snowden’s Documents Available for Download, 18 June 2014.
[edit] News BREAKING NEWS (May 2012) - The second tranche of 'deep dive' processing capability at RPC has gone live. In addition 2 extra lOG's are being processed at OPC. This brings the curre...


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