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Special Source Operations Weekly – 18 April 2013

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2013-04-18
This extract from the 18 April 2013 edition of the internal NSA newsletter Special Source Operations Weekly provides details of five PRISM reports based on the output of Iranian academics working in the field of medical science. The presentation says the universities “are suspected of being linked to Iranian CBW [chemical and biological warfare] programs”: […]
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY The overall classification of this briefing is: TOP SECRET//SI//ORCON/NOFORN Approval for dissemination of infor...
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HTTP Activity in XKEYSCORE

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-03-01
This NSA presentation from March 2009 explains how agency analysts can exploit HTTP data through XKeyScore: 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 HTTP Activity in XKEYSCORE March 2009 Derived From: NSA/QSSM 1-52 Dated: 200701 (T Declassify On: 202911 ...
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Email Address vs User Activity

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-06-24
This NSA presentation from 24 June 2009 explains how to use the email search functionality within XKeyScore: 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 vs User Activity 24 June 2009 "»Ol 01 t » «4 Ha#f* IWt De rived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 ...
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Advanced HTTP Activity Analysis

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-01-01
This 114-page NSA training presentation from 2009 explains how agency analysts can exploit HTTP traffic within XKeyScore: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
Advanced HTTP Activity Analysis 2009 Goal The goal of this training is to get you familiar with basic HTTP traffic and understand how to target and expliot it using X-KEYSCORE Ag...
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Coming Soon! A Tool that Enables Non-Linguists to Analyse Foreign-TV News Programs

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Release Date: 2015-05-05 Document Date: 2008-10-23
This October 2008 article from an NSA internal newsletter SIDToday Enhanced Video Text and Audio Processing (eViTAP), a tool that provides automatic translations of news broadcasts in English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin and Farsi: see the Intercept article The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text, 5 May 2015. sidtoday-non-linguists-final
(U//FOUO) Coming Soon! A Tool that Enables Non-Linguists to Analyze Foreign-TV News ______________________ Programs FROM: Center for Time-Sensitive Information (S2413) Run Date: 10/23/20...
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PCS Harvesting at Scale

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Release Date: 2015-02-19 Document Date: 2010-04-27
This April 2010 GCHQ report proposes an automated approach to seizing large numbers of mobile phone encryption keys: see the Intercept article The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle, 19 February 2015.
TOP SECRET STRAP 1 Reference: OPC-TDSD/TECH/21 Date: 27th April 2010 PCS Harvesting at Scale (OPC-TDSD) (OPC-TDSD) (OPC-CAP) (OPC-TDSD) Summary This report explores the ...
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CCNE Jan10-Mar10 Trial

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Release Date: 2015-02-19
These six slides from 2010 GCHQ presentation outline the results of a trial operation to acquire SIM encryption keys: see the Intercept article The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle, 19 February 2015.
where-are-these-keys.pdf: TOP SECRET STRAP 1 Where are these keys? Keys live on the SIM card in the phone They also need to be present on the mobile network; are kept carefully protecte...
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SNOWGLOBE: From Discovery to Attribution

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Release Date: 2015-01-17 Document Date: 2011-01-01
This 2011 CSEC presentation describes how the agency analysed SNOWGLOBE, which it considered “to be a state-sponsored CNO effort, put forth by a French intelligence agency”: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
Overall Classification: TOP SECRET II COMINT II REL TO CAN, AUS, GBR, NZL, USA ■ ■ Communications Security Establishment Canada SNOWGLOBE: From Discovery to Attribution CSEC CNT/Cyb...
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‘4th Party Collection’: Taking Advantage of Non-Partner Computer Network Exploitation Activity

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Release Date: 2015-01-17 Document Date: 2008-01-07
This 7 January 2008 post from NSA Menwith Hill Station’s internal Horizon newsletter describes the practice of piggybacking on other states’ computer network exploitation operations: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
SIDToday - '4th Party Collection': Taking Advantage of Non-Partner Computer Network Exploitation Activity DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA ...
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NSA’s Oldest Third Party SIGINT Partnership

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Release Date: 2014-08-31 Document Date: 2005-10-07
This October 2005 article, taken from the internal NSA newsletter Foreign Affairs Digest, provides a brief history of the agency’s past and current relationship with its Turkish counterparts, which includes a staff of 40 NSA employees stationed in Ankara: see the Intercept article How the NSA Helped Turkey Kill Kurdish Rebels, 31 August 2014. Download […]
dynamic: page - HIGHEST possible classification js TOP SECRET // SI tTK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) NS As Oldest Third Party SJGJNT Partnership Countiy Desk Officer (CiDO) Turkey R...
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Israel

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Release Date: 2014-08-04 Document Date: 2008-01-01
This short extract from a GCHQ planning document from 2008 makes clear concerns about Israel’s “less desirable activities”: see the Intercept article Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack, 4 August 2014.  
TOP SECRET STRAP 1 Israel. Policy makers remain deeply concerned over the potential threat that Israel poses to a peaceful resolution of the Iran problem, and to some of Israel’s less desirab...
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NSA Intelligence Relationship with Saudi Arabia

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Release Date: 2014-07-25 Document Date: 2013-04-08
This NSA information paper dated 8 April 2013 details the agency’s deepening signals intelligence relationship with Saudi Arabia: see the Intercept article The NSA’s New Partner in Spying: Saudi Arabia’s Brutal State Police, 25 July 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN National Security 8 April 2013 Agency/Central Security Service Information Paper (S//SI//REL TO USA, SAU) Subject: NSA Intelligence Relationship with Saudi Ara...
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Visit Precis: Sir Iain Lobban

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Release Date: 2014-04-30 Document Date: 2013-04-01
This internal NSA document from April 2013 gives background information to prepare for the then GCHQ Director’s visit on 30 April and 1 May; included topics include access to PRISM data, FLAME malware, Iran, Syria and Israel: see the Intercept article British Spy Chiefs Secretly Begged to Play in NSA’s Data Pools, 30 April 2014. […]
TOPSECRET//SI//NOFORN VISIT PRÉCIS Sir Iain Lobban, KCMG, CB Director, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) 30 April 2013 - 1 May 2013 GEN A Hosted Dinner: 30 April 2013//1...
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Games: a look at Emerging Trends, Uses, Threats and Opportunities in Influence Activities

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Release Date: 2013-12-09 Document Date: 2007-01-01
A 2007 proposal to the NSA from contractor SAIC, promoting the company’s ability to support “intelligence collection in the games space”: see the New York Times article Spies’ Dragnet Reaches a Playing Field of Elves and Trolls, 9 December 2013.
Games: A Look at Emerging Trends, Uses, Threats and Opportunities in Influence Activities Table of Contents FORWARD......................................................................4 ...
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January 2007 Strategic Mission List

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Release Date: 2013-11-02 Document Date: 2007-01-01
This nine-page briefing describes the NSA’s major missions and signals intelligence priorities for 2007: see the New York Times article No Morsel Too Minuscule for All-Consuming N.S.A., 2 November 2013.
nsa-mission-list-1.png: SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA. ALS. CAN. GBR//20291123 United States S1GINT System January 2007 Strategic Mission List Introduction - Director’s Intent (S//SI) The ...
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Peeling Back the Layers of Tor with EGOTISTICALGIRAFFE

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Release Date: 2013-10-04 Document Date: 2007-01-08
This Tailored Access Operations presentation shows how the NSA uses a technique codenamed EgotisticalGiraffe to attack Tor users through vulnerable computer software: see the Guardian article NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users, 4 October 2013.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL (TS//SI//REL) Peeling Back the Layers of TOR with EGOTISTICALGIRAFFE ■¿cCE&v.^ Overall Classification This briefing is classified ...
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Media Leaks - Part I (repost)

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-31
(Repost) NSA refers to media leaks as “cryptologic insecurities.” This article lists several examples from 2000-2002 (from CBS News, “New York Times Daily News,” the Washington Times, and WorldNetDaily) along with damage assessments and follow-on actions, like reporting to the DOJ and requesting an FBI investigation.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Media Leaks - Part I (repost)<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Run Date: 12/31/...
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SIGINT Obtains Details of Usama bin Laden Message to Top al-Qa’ida Leader in Iraq

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Release Date: 2015-05-18 Document Date: 2007-07-18
This 18 July 2007 article from internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the interception of a message from Osama bin Laden, which was not transmitted through electronic channels: see the Intercept article What the Snowden Files Say About the Osama Bin Laden Raid, 18 May 2015.
DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHES I P0SS1BLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Welcome! Friday, 09 Nov 2012 • Web search • Agcncv-all Emails • SID-all Emails ...
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From SIGINT to HUMINT to SIGINT (through HUMINT) – part 1

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Release Date: 2016-05-11 Document Date: 2005-03-10
This SIDToday article from 10 March 2005 details the experiences of Eric Fair, a US interrogator in Iraq who went on to work for the NSA. In his memoirs, published in 2016, Fair admits self-censoring in order not to disclose his moral qualms to colleagues: see the Intercept article The Secret NSA Diary of an […]
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) From SIGINT to HUMINT to SIGINT (through HUMINT) -- part 1 FROM: Eric Fai...
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Exploiting Foreign Lawful Intercept (LI) Roundtable

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Release Date: 2015-09-29 Document Date: 2012-01-01
This NSA presentation from 2012 discusses techniques for subverting “lawful intercept” systems used abroad: see the Intercept article A Death in Athens: Did a Rogue NSA Operation Cause the Death of a Greek Telecom Employee?, 29 September 2015.
2012-lawful-intercept-redacted2-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY (S//SI//REL) Exploiting Foreign Lawful Intercept (LI) Roundtable S31122 TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY...
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Using XKEYSCORE to Enable TAO

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-07-16
This NSA presentation from 16 July 2009 explains how the XKeyScore system supports the agency’s Tailored Access Operations: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
using-xks-to-enable-tao-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA. AUS, CAN. GBR. NZL//20291123 Ait* tuv. Using XKEYSCORE to Enable TAO Booz I AJIen l Hamilton SDS Analyst 16 July ...
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Introduction to Context Sensitive Scanning with X-KEYSCORE Fingerprints

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2010-05-01
This 61-page NSA presentation from May 2010 provides analysts with a guide to tracking individuals within XKeyScore using the system’s fingerprint capability: 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 Introduction to Context Sensitive Scanning with X-KEYSCORE Fingerprints May 2010 TOP SECRET //COMINT //REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL ...
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For Media Mining, the Future is Now!

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Release Date: 2015-05-05 Document Date: 2006-08-01
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...
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Behavioural Science Support for JTRIG’s (Joint Threat Research and Intelligence Group’s) Effects and Online HUMINT Operations

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Release Date: 2015-04-02 Document Date: 2011-03-10
These extracts from a GCHQ paper dated 10 March 2011 provide an indication of the agency’s ongoing effects (misinformation) and “online HUMINT” operations: see the Intercept article Britain Used Spy Team to Shape Latin American Public Opinion on Falklands, 2 April 2015.s
TOP SECRET Behavioural Science Support for JTRIG’s (Joint Threat Research and Intelligence Group’s) Effects and Online HUMINT Operations PhD Human Systems Group, Information Management ...
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Iran – Current Topics, Interaction with GCHQ

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Release Date: 2015-02-10 Document Date: 2013-04-12
This NSA talking points memo dated 12 April 2013 notes that Iran “has demonstrated a clear ability to learn from the capabilities and actions of others”: see the Intercept article NSA Claims Iran Learned from Western Cyberattacks, 10 February 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN (U) Topic: Iran - Current Topics, Interaction with GCHQ (U) Director's Talking Points: * (TS//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) Emphasize that we have successfully worked mu...
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Fourth Party Opportunities

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Release Date: 2015-01-17
This undated NSA presentation describes the process of Fourth Party collection – “I drink your milkshake”: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY (U) Fourth Party Opportunities O TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY (U) What is 4th Party ..................
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Quadrennial Intelligence Community Review Final Report, April 2009

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Release Date: 2014-09-05 Document Date: 2009-04-01
This April 2009 report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence considers the challenges the US intelligence community may face by 2025 and suggests that the competitive advantage of US firms may need to be supported by espionage: see the Intercept article The U.S. Government’s Secret Plans to Spy for American Corporations, 5 […]
SECRET//REL T FINAL REPORT '¿[\ns »' National Intelligenc Derived From: ODNI POL-08 Declassify On: 20340306 □ SECRET//REL TO USA, FVEY FINAL REPORT April 2009 □ SECR...
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NSA Intelligence Relationship with Israel

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Release Date: 2014-08-04 Document Date: 2013-04-19
This internal NSA information paper, dated 19 April 2013, describes a “far reaching technical and analytic relationship” with Israel’s SIGINT National Unit (ISNU): see the Intercept article Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack, 4 August 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN National Security Agency/Central 19 April 2013 Security Service Information Paper (TS//REL TO USA, ISR) Subject: NSA Intelligence Relationship with Israel (U) I...
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Boundless Informant heat maps

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Release Date: 2013-06-11 Document Date: 2013-03-26
These undated heat maps show the number of pieces of communications data the NSA gathers per country in a particular 30 day period, divided into telephony (DNR) and internet (DNI) metadata. Details in the second map refer to a period in January 2013 and third to a period ending in February the same year: see […]
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2008-13 Strategic Plan

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Release Date: 2013-11-02 Document Date: 2007-10-03
This eleven page document describes how the NSA sees its own mission, internal culture and the challenges it faces: see the New York Times article No Morsel Too Minuscule for All-Consuming N.S.A., 2 November 2013.
nsa-mission-plan-1.png: TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 (U) SIGINT Mission Strategic Plan FY2008-2013 3 October 2007 Release ¡Signals Intelligence Derived From: N...

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