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NSA lends support to upcoming G8 and G20 meetings in Canada

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Document Date: 2010-06-23Release Date: 2013-11-28
This briefing from 23 June 2010 describes the NSA’s plans for the G8 and G20 summits in Toronto and the extent of Canadian cooperation. Note that redactions have been made to this document that were not present in a version broadcast on television: see the CBC News article New Snowden docs show U.S. spied during […]
DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Web search Agenev-all Emails SID-all Emails NSA Rolodex SIDtodav Blog SIDtoda...
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SNIPs of SIGINT: Monthly Notes for June 2012

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Document Date: 2012-06-26Release Date: 2015-01-17
This internal NSA progress report from June 2012,a iuthored by an NSA analyst who had just spent some time with the DSD in Australia, describes a backdoor in the OpenSSH daemon: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
SNIPs of SIGINT :: (U) Monthly Notes for June 2012 ______________________________DYHAMIC PASS______________ System M a X _ E C R E T / / S I / T ALE N_T_ KEYHOLE//REL TO USA, Portion Max: T...
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SIGNIT Development Forum (SDF) Minutes

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Document Date: 2009-06-09Release Date: 2015-03-10
These intenal NSA minutes from a meeting that took place on 8 June 2009 discuss GCSB activities and interoperability between NSA systems: see the New Zealand Herald article NZ’s spy reach stretches across globe, 11 March 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL SIGINT Development Forum (SDF) Minutes Location: NSA-W Date: 8-9 June 2009 8 June 2009 Developments in SD - NSA 5 key imperatives f...
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Second Party National Identity Rules, continued

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Document Date: 2012-01-01Release Date: 2015-03-08
This extract from a 2012 NSA document detailing how different Five Eyes countries define their own nationals shows that the GCSB allowed itself the right to surveil the governments of the Cook Islands and Nuie “but not their citizens”: see the Sunday Star Times article Snowden files: Inside Waihopai’s domes, 8 March 2015.
SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY (U) Second Party National Identity Rules, Continued Section B.4. - (U) New Zealand: Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) B.4.1. (U) Governmen...
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Collection, Processing and Dissemination of Allied Communications

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Document Date: 2005-01-01Release Date: 2013-11-20
Extracts from a 2005 draft directive from the NSA’s director of signals intelligence reveal that, contrary to the “common understanding” that the a no-spying agreement existed between members of the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence alliance (comprising the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand), the NSA reserved the right to target allies unilaterally in certain circumstances: […]
2005ukusa1.jpg: a) (S//SI//NF) Under the British-U.S. Communications Intelli- gence Agreement of 5 March 1946 (commonly known as the United Kingdom/United States of America (UKUSA) Agreement), ...
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General Zahner's View from the Front

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Document Date: 2003-06-09Release Date: 2016-05-16
Description of Brig. Gen. Zahner’s speech, which covered the role of intelligence in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the importance of taking risks.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) General Zahner's View from the Front<br>FROM: SID Communications<br>Unknown<br>R...
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Manhunting Timeline 2010

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Release Date: 2014-02-18
This NSA wiki page details “the start of an international effort to focus the legal element of national power upon non-state actor [WikiLeaks editor Julian] Assange, and the human network that supports WikiLeaks”: see the Intercept article: Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks and Its Supporters, 18 February 2014.
manhunting.png: Page Otscussion Read Edit Page history Search (U) Manhunting Timeline 2010 ____________rrrr£ > TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN Main article: Manhunting See also: Manhu...
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Australia asks to “extend” partnership with NSA

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Document Date: 2011-02-21Release Date: 2014-05-13
This extract, taken from a 21 Feburary 2011 letter from the acting deputy head of Australia’s Intelligence Defence Signals Directorate to the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate, invites the American agency to intensify its focus on Australian citizens: see the book No Place to Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 122 While we have invested significant analytic and collection effort of our own to find and exploit these communications, the difficulties we face in obtaining regular and reliable acce...
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Tier B allies

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Release Date: 2014-05-13
This undated internal NSA document illustrates the degrees of cooperation in the agency’s relationships with different foreign powers. “Tier A” and “Tier B” are elsewhere referred to as Second and Third Parties: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 123 CONFIDENT1AL//NOFORN//20291123 TIER A Comprehensive Cooperation Australia Canada New Zealand United Kingdom TIERB Focused Cooperation Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark G...
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GCSB Sigint Development Quarterly Report

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Document Date: 2009-07-01Release Date: 2015-03-05
This GCSB report from July 2009 describes the move towards “full collection” at the agency’s Waihopai, progress against several named targets and “2nd party sharing” arrangements via XKeyScore: see the New Zealand Herald article The price of the Five Eyes club: Mass spying on friendly nations, 5 March 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL GCSB SIGINT Development Quarterly Report Quarterly Report: 002/09 J uly 2009 To: Deputy Director Signals Intelligence Target tele...
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ConSIDer This: The ABC's of Second Party Liaison

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Document Date: 2003-08-13Release Date: 2016-05-16
Special U.S. Liaison Offices are representatives to the second-party countries (the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) for cryptologic collaboration. The Foreign Affairs Directorate has officers overseeing second-party matters at Fort Meade, and each second party maintains a senior liaison at NSA.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) ConSIDer This: The ABC's of Second Party Liaison<br>FROM: SIGINT Communica...
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Automated NOC Detection

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Document Date: 2011-01-01Release Date: 2014-12-13
This 2011 presentation, created by GCHQ’s Network Analysis Centre describes new techniques for gathering reconnaissance on the IT personnel of targeted organisations (their “Network Operations Centres”), using Belgacom as an example in several slides: see the Intercept article Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco, 13 December 2014. Download […]
TOP SECRET STRAP 2 Automated NOC Detection , Head of GCHQ NAC Senior Network Analyst, CSEC NAC n/\c This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act ...
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Continued effort against the South Pacific region

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Document Date: 2009-06-06Release Date: 2015-03-05
This extract from the NSA’s minutes of a June 2009 meeting at the agency’s headquarters in Fort Meade, where a GCSB officer was present: see the New Zealand Herald article The price of the Five Eyes club: Mass spying on friendly nations, 5 May 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL10 USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL Continued effort against the South Pacific region - GCSB s access development activities will be focused on the South Pacific region and entai...
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NSA Intelligence Relationship with New Zealand

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Document Date: 2013-04-01Release Date: 2015-03-10
This NSA information paper from April 2013 describes the state of the agency’s intelligence relationship with its New Zealand counterpart: see the New Zealand Herald article NZ’s spy reach stretches across globe, 11 March 2015.
TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY National Security Agency April 2013 Central Security Service Information Paper (U) Subject: NSA Intelligence Relationship with New Zealand (U) Execu...
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Meeting notes 22-23 April, 2008

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Release Date: 2013-12-02
Extracts from a draft report of a meeting between representatives of 5-Eyes partners at GCHQ in Cheltenham show that Australia took a relatively permissive approach to the sharing of its citizens’ metadata: see the Guardian article Australian spy agency offered to share data about ordinary citizens, 2 December 2013.
aus1.jpeg: 4. CSEC are able to make use of unselected (comment do we need to define selected' and 'iinselected" and “unintentional* in the context of this section As I D*rrv*d From NSACSSM 1-...
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US-Israeli Memorandum of Understanding

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Document Date: 2009-01-01Release Date: 2013-09-11
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the NSA and the Israeli SIGINT National Unit that allows the NSA to share “raw SIGINT data” with Israel. The agreement was reached in March 2009, although the MOU itself is undated: see the Guardian article NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans’ data with Israel, 11 September 2013.
iur i3jdi,i\jd 1//LUIV111N iu um, ioin (TS//SI//REL) MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) BETWEEN THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY/CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (NSA/CSS) AND THE ISRAELI SIGINT N...
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FY2013 Foreign Partner Review

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Document Date: 2013-01-01Release Date: 2014-05-13
This slide, taken from the NSA’s annual review of its cooperation with foreign partners, shows an expansion in the agency’s international relationships: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 123 TOP SECRET// COMINT //REL USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL Approved SIGINT Partners ^ORTUtt^ Second Parties Third Parties Australia Algeria Israel Spain Canada Austria Italy Sweden...
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NSA Intelligence Relationship with Germany – Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND)

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Document Date: 2013-01-17Release Date: 2014-06-18
This internal NSA briefing dated 17 January 2013 describes the current state of the US-German intelligence relationship and mentions that “The BND has been working to influence the German Government to relax interpretation of the privacy laws over the long term to provide greater opportunity for intelligence sharing”: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA […]
TOP SECRET//S1//NOFORN National Security Agency/Central Security Service Information Paper 17 January 2013 Subject: (StfREL TO USA, FVEY} NS A Intelligence Relationship with Germany - B...
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Operational Legalities

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Release Date: 2015-06-22
This 78-page GCHQ presentation, repeated with speaking notes, provides a full overview of the legal and oversight framework governing the agency’s activities: see the Intercept article Spies Hacked Computers Thanks to Sweeping Secret Warrants, Aggressively Stretching U.K. Law, 22 June 2015. operational-legalities-gchq-nov-28-2008
Operational Legalities Not for display • Beware: there are several hidden slides in this presentation. If you see this you will also see the other hidden ones. • To find which are hidde...
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Spanning The Globe...Misawa to Menwith Hill: Part 1

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Document Date: 2003-10-22Release Date: 2016-05-16
In part 1, a computer scientist compares tours in Misawa, Japan, and Menwith Hill in the U.K.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Spanning The Globe...Misawa to Menwith Hill: Part 1<br>FROM:<br>Software Develop...
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3G: impact and update

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Document Date: 2009-11-01Release Date: 2013-11-17
This six-slide presentation from November 2009 details mobile phone interception in Indonesia by Australia’s Defence Signals Directorate (now the Australian Signals Directorate): see the Guardian article Australia tried to monitor Indonesian president’s phone, 17 November 2013.
Page 122 While we have invested significant analytic and collection effort of our own to find and exploit these communications, the difficulties we face in obtaining regular and reliable acce...
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Third Party Partners

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Release Date: 2013-12-08
This short excerpt from an NSA document shows that nine European States – Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden – have a second-tier ‘third party’ relationship with the agency: see the SVT article NSA “asking for” specific exchanges from FRA – Secret treaty since 1954, 8 December 2013.
* (S//SI. REU) SSEU’R. members are the Five Eyes nations (Australia, Canada. New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States] and the following Tliird Party partners: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germ...
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Procedures for the dissemination by NSA to foreign governments of information from FISA electronic surveillance or physical search carried out by the FBI

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Document Date: 2002-08-20Release Date: 2014-03-12
This 20 August 2002 memo from US Attorney General John Ashcroft refers to the “modified minimization procedures” now in operation following the FISA Court’s “Raw Take” order of 22 July 2002 and expands on that order by allowing the sharing of information with foreign governments without the need for authorisation to be sought: see the […]
SECRET//X1 This document found at: I:\J3\J34\FISA\fbi.doc I:\J3\NDD\FISA\ fbi.doc Office of the Attorney CjeneraC 'Washington, <D.C- 20530 PROCEDURES FOR THE DISSEMINATION BY NS A T...
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Cable Master List

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Document Date: 2009-07-27Release Date: 2014-11-25
These July 2009 documents provide a full list of the fibre-optic cables GCHQ had access to at that point, including details of location, bandwidth and corporate partners: see the Süddeutsche Zeitung article Snowden-Leaks: How Vodafone-Subsidiary Cable & Wireless Aided GCHQ’s Spying Efforts, 25 November 2014. […]
partner_cables.pdf:  Partner Cable UK? REMEDY GERONTIC DACRON LITTLE PINNAGE STREET CAR VITREOUS Apolo UK IRU/LC DCO IRU/LC IRU/LC IRU/LC CANTAT 3 UK DCO IRU/LC Concerto UK D...
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Finding and Querying on Document Metadata

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Document Date: 2009-04-01Release Date: 2015-07-01
This NSA presentation from April 2009 explains how analysts can make use of document metadata available through XKeyScore, together with worked examples and screenshots: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 Finding and Querying on Document Metadata tooz|/ 1 Booz|Allen| Hamilton Sigint Development Support / SIGINT Technica...
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HIMR Data Mining Research Problem Book

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Document Date: 2011-09-20Release Date: 2016-02-02
This GCHQ research report dated 20 September 2011, cowritten by researchers at Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research based at the University of Bristol, concerns the use of data mining techniques to develop usable intelligence as well as the contradictions that arise from the use of algorithms to identify wrong doers, or potential wrong doers. The […]
UK TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT AUS/CAN/NZ/UK/US EYES ONLY Reference: OPC-M/TECH.A/455 (v1.0, r206) Date: 20 September 2011 Copy no: HIMR Data Mining Research Problem Book OPC-MCR, G...

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