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FAIRVIEW and STORMBREW: ‘Live’ – On the Net

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-11-19
This post from internal NSA newsletter SIDToday dated 19 November 2003 provides an early description of FAIRVIEW and STORMBREW, later known as Upstream collection: see the Intercept article Iraqi Insurgents Stymied the NSA and Other Highlights from 263 Internal Agency Reports, 10 August 2016.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) FAIRVIEW and STORMBREW: 'Live' - On the Net FROM: and Special Source Oper...
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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 ...
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New Contact-Chaining Procedures to Allow Better, Faster Analysis

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Release Date: 2013-09-28 Document Date: 2011-01-03
This NSA memo, dated 3 January 2011, draws analysts’ attention to a rule change, allowing “contact chaining, and other analysis, from and through any selector, irrespective of nationality and location, in order to follow or discover valid foreign intelligence targets”: see the New York Times article N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens, […]
(S//SI//REL) New Contact-Chaining Procedures to Allow Better, Faster Analysis FROM: Run Date: 01/03/2011 (U//FOUO) Editor’s note: A briefing will be held on 7 January from 1000-1130 in ...
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The Alice Springs Resolution

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2004-06-25
This NSA document contains the short text of the Alice Springs Resolution, a 2014 agreement designed to allow common metadata sharing between the Five Eyes intelligence alliance: see the Intercept article How London’s 7/7 Bombings Led to “Unprecedented” Surveillance Tactics, 1 March 2018.
The Alice Springs Resolution In view of the increasing importance of the analysis of metadata to the genera tion of into! licence, particularly against I he Icrnorift target, Elic SIC; IN I Age...
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OAKSTAR Travel Handbook: A Guide for Traveling

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Release Date: 2018-03-20 Document Date: 2013-03-01
This internal document for NSA employees dated 1 March 2013 provides a guide for visiting facilities related with the OAKSTAR programme,which are largely based in the United States, save for the MONKEYROCKET source, which has information forwarded to the European Technical Center in Germany: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin […]
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN (U) OAKSTAR Travel Handbook: A Guide for Traveling Initials Revision 20060925 Initial draft template 20061124 Initial draft for site 20061130 ...
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OAKSTAR Weekly Update – 5 April 2013

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Release Date: 2018-03-20 Document Date: 2012-04-01
This internal NSA technical update from March 2013 provides metrics about the information from the access point codenamed MONEYROCKET, which was the NSA’s source for tracking Bitcoin users: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 March 2018.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN OAKSTAR Weekly Update Program Highlights Week of: March 30-April 5, 2013 Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20320108 TOP SECRET//CO...
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OAKSTAR Weekly Update – 15 March 2013

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Release Date: 2018-03-20 Document Date: 2013-03-01
This internal NSA technical newsletter states that the source of information codenamed MONEYROCKET is collecting information on “senders and receivers of bitcoin” and users Liberty Reserve: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 March 2018.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN OAKSTAR Weekly Update Program Highlights Week of: March 9-15, 2013 ETS: Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20320108 TOP SECRET//C...
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Current State of and Proposed Future Cooperation with Japan

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Release Date: 2018-05-19 Document Date: 2013-01-14
This internal assessment from the NSA dated 14 January 2013 analyses Japan’s progress towards its cyber defense goals and domestic barriers to progress ahead of a planned US-Japanese Memorandum of Understanding due to be signed that year: see the Intercept article The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency, 19 May 2018.
SECRET//SI//NOFORN TOPIC: (S//SI//REL TO USA, JPN) Current State of and Proposed Future Cooperation with Japan on SIGINT-enabled Cyber Defense and the development of a Japanese National Cyber ...
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MHS and GCHQ “Get in the Game with Target Development for World of Warcraft Online Gaming”

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Release Date: 2013-12-09 Document Date: 2008-01-01
An NSA document from 2008 shows that efforts to collect data from players of World of Warcraft started that year with the development of specialised exploits by GCHQ. The operation was based at Menwith Hill in the UK: see the New York Times article Spies’ Dragnet Reaches a Playing Field of Elves and Trolls, 9 […]
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY (TS//SI//REL) MHS and GCHQ “Get in the Game” with Target Development for World of Warcraft Online Gaming (TS//SI//REL) Although online gaming may seem...
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SHELLTRUMPET Processes it’s One Trillionth Metadata Record

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2012-12-31
This 31 December 2012 post from the NSA’s intranet describes the scale of the metadata records handled by the SHELLTRUMPET analysis tool: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 100 (S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) SHELLTRUMPET Processes it|'s One Trillionth Metadata Record (S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) On December 21, 2012 SHELLTRUMPET processed its One Trillionth meta...
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VICTORYDANCE

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Release Date: 2014-02-10 Document Date: 2012-03-01
Extracts from a March 2012 NSA document in which an operator describes a CIA/NSA effort to map the wi-fi “of every major town in Yemen”: see the Intercept article The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program, 10 February 2014.
DT-1.png: (S//SI//REL) Testing the New Technique on a UAV (TS//SI//REL) As part of the GILGAMESH (PREDATOR-based active geolocation) effort, this team used some advanced mathematics to develo...
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XKEYSCORE Application IDs

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Release Date: 2015-07-01
This undated NSA presentation gives a technical introduction to the treatment of AppIDs within XKeyScore: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
xks-application-ids-brief-p1-normal.gif: Classification: TOP SECRET//COMIIMT//ORCON//REL TO USA, FVEY//20291123 Classification: TOP SECRET//COMINT//ORCON//REL TO USA, FVEY//20291123 M - 1 *...
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XKEYSCORE Appids & Fingerprints

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Release Date: 2015-07-01
This undated NSA presentation gives a technical introduction to the treatment of AppIDs within XKeyScore: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
xks-application-ids-p1-normal.gif: XKEYSCORE Appids & Fingerprints xkeyscore@nsaxks-application-ids-p2-normal.gif: • Syntax is similar to C: functionCname', level, coptional info ) = 'se...
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Transnational DNI Training

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Release Date: 2018-03-01
This undated NSA instructional presentation, along with instructor’s notes, provides a briefing on metadata sharing between the Five Eyes: see the Intercept article How London’s 7/7 Bombings Led to “Unprecedented” Surveillance Tactics, 1 March 2018.
TOPSECRET//COMINT/REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 (U) Instructional Content/Activities (U) Instructor Notes - (U) This lesson will provide you with an overview of sensitive ...
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OAKSTAR Weekly Update – 29 March 2013

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Release Date: 2018-03-20 Document Date: 2012-03-01
This internal NSA technical update from March 2013 provides metrics about the information from the access point codenamed MONEYROCKET, which was the NSA’s source for tracking Bitcoin users: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 March 2018.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN OAKSTAR Weekly Update Program Highlights Week of: March 23-29, 2013 ETS: Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20320108 TOP SECRET//...
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Summary of DNR and DNI Co-Travel Analytics

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Release Date: 2013-12-10 Document Date: 2012-10-01
This 24 page white paper dated 1 October 2012 describes and evaluates some of the Co-Traveller tools the NSA and partner agencies uses to analyse phone location data: see the Washington Post article New documents show how the NSA infers relationships based on mobile location data, 10 December 2013.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY Summary of DNR and DNI Co-Travel Analytics S2I5 1 October 2012 Contact information TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY TOP SECRET//COMINT//R...
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Foreign Partners – Last 30 Days

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
This Boundless Informant slide shows the number of phone (DNR) and internet (DNI) records collected day-by-day between 10 December 2012 and 8 January 2013, from NSA’s foreign partners: see the Der Spiegel article Spying Together: Germany’s Deep Cooperation with the NSA, 18 June 2014.
FOREIGN PARTNER - Last 30 Days DNR DNI 400.000. 000 -| 350.000. 000 - 300.000. 000 - 12-11 121Ö 12'U Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31 Jan Signal Profile Mo...
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Third Parties – Last 30 Days

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
This Boundless Informant slide shows the number of German phone (DNR) and internet (DNI) records collected day-by-day between 10 December 2012 and 8 January 2013, from Third Party sources. The US-987LA sigad that accounts for the largest number of records is based in Germany: see the Der Spiegel article Spying Together: Germany’s Deep Cooperation with […]
3RD PARTY - Last 30 Days DHR Signal Profile Most Volume Top 5 Techs g fcs IN MAR g MOIP HFCF VSAT FSTH DNI
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SSO – Last 30 days

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Release Date: 2014-05-13
This Boundless Informant slide shows the immense number of phone (DNR) and internet (DNI) metadata records collected day-by-day between 10 December 2012 and 8 January 2013 for NSA Special Source Operations from a number of sources including XKeyScore: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 159 SSO - Last 30 Days 2 DNI DNR Signal Profile Most Volume Top 5 Techs fl PCS IN MAR MOIP US-3171: 57.783.148,908 Records XKEYSCORE: 41,996,304.149 Records a Hpc...
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FAIRVIEW – Last 30 days

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Release 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: ...
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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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SYNAPSE Data Model

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Release Date: 2013-09-28
This slide from an undated NSA presentation demonstrates how the agency uses email and phone data to analyse the social networks of targets (the “Agent” in the diagram): see the New York Times article N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens, 28 September 2013.
SECRET//SI//REL TO USA FVEY (S//SI//REL USA, FVEY) SYANPSE Data Model CUSSTXATWt SKKTAKOMiNVMl TO US*. M». OK, •». kftj IMM: 1« Paki 5 9 'P>rvr/*»^ <* Page 13 SECRET//SI//R...
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MONKEYROCKET Achieves Initial Operational Capability

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Release Date: 2018-03-20 Document Date: 2012-07-24
This extract from the internal NSA newsletter SSO News dated 24 July 2012 describes the start of MONEYROCKET collection, at which point it was recording around 2000 events a day, from a user base concentrated in India and China: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 […]
(TS//SI//NF) MONKEYROCKET Achieves Initial Operational Capability By REDACTED on 2012-07-24 1442 (TS//SI//NF) Special Source Operations-OAKSTAR program MONKEYROCKET, a non- Western Internet an...
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Large Scale Expansion of NSA Metadata Sharing

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Release Date: 2014-05-13
These two slides, taken from an undated NSA presentation, illustrate the growth in the agency’s metadata collection between 1999 and 2007: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 152 SECRET//CQMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//203201Q8 Large Scale Expansion of NSA Metadata Sharing (S//SI//REL) Increases NSA communications metadata sharing from 50 billion records to 85...
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Germany – Last 30 days

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Release Date: 2013-07-01 Document Date: 2013-01-01
This Boundless Informant slide shows the number of German phone (DNR) and internet (DNI) records collected day-by-day between 10 December 2012 and 8 January 2013, from sources codenamed US-987LA and US-987LB: see the Der Spiegel article How the NSA Targets Germany and Europe, 1 July 2013.
GERMANY. Last 30 Days B 3* B C*<* * ■ 50.000.000 u ftf 40.000.000 - 30.000.000 1 ^ Signal Profile Most Volume Top 5 Techs n US 987LA 47 12i6 8*4 Records ■ ...
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User-agents: Why and How and How to

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2010-07-01
This NSA presentation from July 2010 explains the User-agent options within XKeyScore: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
user-agents-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA. FVEY (S//SI//REL) User-agents: Why and How and How to The overall classification of this briefing to TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO US...
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HTTP Activity vs. User Activity

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-06-19
This NSA presentation from 19 June 2009 explains the metadata capabilities of 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 m V HTTP Activity vs User Activity 19 June 2009 Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Bated :l2007i MM TOP SEC...
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Anna Politkovskaya

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Release Date: 2016-12-29
This undated entry from the NSA’s internal wiki suggests that the agency discovered an attempt by Russian intelligence to access Anna Politkovskaya’s email account, a year before she was killed in 2006: see the Intercept article Top-Secret Snowden Document Reveals what the NSA Knew about Previous Russian Hacking, 29 December 2016.
(U//FOUO) Anna Politkovskaya a TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN Contents 1 (U) Biography 2 (U) Murder 2.1 (U) Reaction ■ 2.2 (U) Investigation 2.3 (U) Trial 3 (U) Professional Work ...
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OAKSTAR Weekly Update – 22 March 2013

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Release Date: 2018-03-20 Document Date: 2013-03-01
This internal NSA technical update from March 2013 makes it clear that information from the access point codenamed MONEYROCKET, which tracked Bitcoin users, could be accessed through the agency’s main search interface for analysts, XKeyScore: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 March 2018.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN OAKSTAR Weekly Update Program Highlights Week of: March 16-22, 2013 ETS: PRIMECANE Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20320108 T...
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Intelligence Community (IC) Reach Team

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Release Date: 2014-08-25 Document Date: 2010-12-01
This extract from a December 2010 NSA memo gives a broad overview of the NSA’s ICREACH middleware, including the participation of Second Party (Five Eyes) partner: see the Intercept article The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google, 25 August 2014.
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY (IC) REACH TEAM (C// REL TO USA, FVEY) (Submitted by the SID Technical Director) (C//REL TO USA. FVEY) ICREACH is an NSA information-sharing initiative for customers a...

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