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Another Successful Olympics Story

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Release Date: 2015-09-29 Document Date: 2004-10-06
This post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter, dated 6 October 2004, reviews the agency’s operations for the recently-concluded Athens Olympics: see the Intercept article A Death in Athens: Did a Rogue NSA Operation Cause the Death of a Greek Telecom Employee?, 29 September 2015.
id-863-redacted-formatted-p1-normal.gif: DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Another Successful Olympics Story FROM:...
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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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How Is Human Language Technology Progressing?

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2011-09-06
This article from the NSA internal newsletter SIDToday discusses the progress of the agency’s voice recognition efforts, particularly in Spanish and the languages spoken in Afghanistan: see the Intercept article Finding Your Voice, 19 January 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI//REL) How Is Human Language Technology (HLT) Progressing? FROM: (U//FOUO) La...
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Intelligently filtering your data: Brazil and Mexico case studies

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Release Date: 2013-12-02
A selection of slides from a Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) presentation gives case studies on the use of graph analysis in relation to the political leadership of Mexico and Brazil: see the Fantástico article Veja os documentos ultrassecretos que comprovam espionagem a Dilma, 2 December 2013.
glenn1-30.jpg: ?86 H6MTW£8MllflfHi® T8 Bifc SIS: SHI; ESH; H5t I(TS//SI//REL) Intelligently filtering your data Brazil and Mexico case studies SATC i86 ieff«E8fHHWB£l: ?8 HIS; 886; SH...
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SILVERZEPHYR

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2009-11-06
This internal NSA document dated 6 November 2009 describes work the agency has done with a corporate partner codenamed SILVERZEPHYR to develop collection capabilities in Brazil and Columbia: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 106 SILVERZEPHYR FAA DNI Access Initiated at NSAW (TS//SI//NF) By NAME REDACTED ---------------m on 2009-11-06 0918 (TS//SI//NF) On Thursday, 11/5/09, the SSO-OAKSTAR SILVE...
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HOMING PIGEON

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2012-01-01
These two slides, taken from a 2012 NSA presentation, describe the agency’s monitoring of in-air communications and the sharing of that information among the Five Eyes: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 166 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY (U) ANALYTIC DRIVER (CONT.) □(S//SI//REL FVEY) Analytic Question Given a GSM handset detected on a known aircraft flight, what is the lik...
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Tasking of SCALAWAG

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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 ...
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VoIP Configuration and Forwarding Read Me

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Release Date: 2015-07-01
This undated NSA technical document describes how to configure XKeyScore to send search results to NUCLEON, the agency’s database for voice data: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
voip-readme-p1-normal.gif: SECRET//REL TO USA, FVEY (U) VoIP Configuration and Forwarding Read Me (U) Overview (U//FOUO) In the late 1990s, voice over IP (VoIP) emerged as an alternativ...
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Analyzing Mobile/Cellular DNI in XKeyScore

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-05-01
This NSA presentation from May 2009 describes the procedure for analysing phone data within XKeyScore: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015. analyzing-mobile-cellular-dni-in-xks
Analyzing Mobile/Cellular DNI in XKEYSCORE May 2009 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN. GBR. NZL//20291123 08 TOP SECRET/,'COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL Mobile DNI ...
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Linguistic Resource Sharing in Asia Pacific Takes Step Forward

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2007-05-11
This 2007 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter describes CRUSHED ICE, a new tool for sharing terrorist voice communications between members of the Sigint Seniors Asia group: see the Intercept article The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI//REL) Linguistic Resource Sharing in Asia-Pacific Region Takes Step Forward FROM: ...
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RT10 Overview

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Release Date: 2015-05-05 Document Date: 2006-06-05
This NSA presentation from June 2006 describes advances in voice recognition technology, particularly in the context of operations in Iraq: see the Intercept article The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text, 5 May 2015.
RT10 Overview June 2006 TOPSECRET//COMINT//20291123 TOPSECRET//COMINT//20291123 Current Challenges - Why Innovate? ► Network is converging and dataflow is increasing ► Pushing ev...
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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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NSA Georgia Opens New Audio-Forensics Lab

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2007-02-22
This 22 February 2007 article from the NSA internal newsletter SIDToday announces a new audio-forensic lab to assist with the automatic analysis of voice intercept: see the Intercept article Finding Your Voice, 19 January 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) NSA Georgia Opens New Audio-Forensics Lab FROM: Marti Hix Mercer Chief, Co...
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GSM classification guide

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Release Date: 2013-12-10 Document Date: 2006-09-20
This internal NSA document from 20 September 2006 outlines the agency’s ability to intercept, process and discern location data from mobile phone calls: 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, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//MR Description of Information Classification/ Markings Reason Declass Remarks b. (U) In association with NSA, SIGINT or Intelligence. SECRE...
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NSAers Make First-Ever Visit to FORNSAT Collection Site in Schöningen, Germany

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Release Date: 2014-06-18 Document Date: 2006-10-31
This article from the internal NSA newsletter Foreign Affairs Digest, dated 31 October 2006, describes the visit of agency personnel to a BND FORNSAT site and the degree to which data is shared between the US and German services: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014. Download […]
(S//SI//REL) NSAers Make First-Ever Visit to FORNSAT Collection Site in Germany FROM Joint SIGINT Activity (H52G) Run Date: 10/31/2006 (U) Visitors impressed with software demos. ...
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BLARNEY Operational Highlight

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2013-04-01
This slide, taken from an April 2013 presentation from NSA Special Source Operations, reveals the role played by the agency’s partnership with AT&T (BLARNEY) in surveilling the United Nations: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 142 TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN (U) OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHT (TS//SI//NF) BLARNEY Team assists S2C52 analysts in implementing Xkeyscore fingerprints that yield access to U.N. Secretary G...
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THIEVING MAGPIE – Using on-board GSM/GPRS to track targets

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2012-01-01
These slides from a 2012 GCHQ presentation outline the progress the agency has made in intercepting mobile phone calls made on board commercial aircraft: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
THIEVING MAGPIE Using on-board GSM/GPRS services to track targets TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY STRAP 1 This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Infor ____...
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MYSTIC

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Release Date: 2014-03-18
This is cover slide from a briefing presentation on MYSTIC produced by the NSA’s Special Source Operations: see the Washington Post article NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls, 18 March 2014.
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (U//FOUO) MYSTIC (U//FOUO) UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
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VOIP in XKEYSCORE

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-03-01
This NSA presentation from March 2009 shows how VOIP intercepts are handled in XKeyScore: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
voip-in-xks-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET//COMINT7/REL TO USA. AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 VOIP in XKEYSCORE March 2009 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA. AUS. CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123voip-in-...
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FAIRVIEW Dataflow Diagrams

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Release Date: 2015-08-15 Document Date: 2012-04-01
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.
Dataflow Diagrams April 2012 Note: Please refer to previous diagrams for decommissioned systems. Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20361101 TOP SECRET//COMIN...
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RAMPART-A Sites

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
These three undated NSA Special Source Operation slides supply details on selected RAMPART-A cable access sites: see the Intercept article How Secret Partners Expand NSA’s Surveillance Dragnet, 18 June 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN RAMPART A Sites Five sites, 4 with a Trusted 3rd Party Partner ■ US-3127!VH AZUREPHOENIX**4mb BW/1 Ogb/day ■ US-3145/KX MOONLIGHTPATH** - ~2mb BW/5gb/day ...
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RAMPART-A Project Overview

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Release Date: 2014-06-18 Document Date: 2010-10-01
This NSA presentation from 1 October 2010 describes RAMPART-A, the agency’s “unconventional special access program”: see the Intercept article How Secret Partners Expand NSA’s Surveillance Dragnet, 19 June 2014.
RAMPART-A Project Overview 1 October 2010 TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN This briefing is classified TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOF TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN RAMP ART-A Overview Covern...
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SSO dictionary – MYSTIC

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Release Date: 2014-05-19
This extract is taken from an undated dictionary produced by NSA Special Source Operations, providing glosses for several terms associated with MYSTIC operations. The name of one country has been redacted: see the Intercept article Data Pirates of the Caribbean: The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call in the Bahamas, 19 May 2014. Download […]
BASECOAT (TS//SI//NF) MYSTIC acess; Bahamas A-link GSM. DEA access under LI that collects Counter-Narcotic (CN) targets. There are two sites located in the Bahamas. It is currently being used as a...
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How is Human Language (HTL) Progressing?

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Release Date: 2015-05-05 Document Date: 2011-09-06
This 6 September 2011 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter describes progress in the agency’s speech-to-text capability over the course of the year: see the Intercept article The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text, 5 May 2015.
(S//SI//REL) How Is Human Language Technology (HLT) Progressing? FROM: (U//FOUO)^^^H Language Analysis Modernization Lead (S2) Run Date: 09/06/2011 (S//SI//REL) Editor's intro: At the SI...
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Dealing With a ‘Tsunami’ of Intercept

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Release Date: 2015-05-05 Document Date: 2006-08-29
This 29 August 2006 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday explains how the Human Language Technology analysts working on speech-to-text technology within the agency understand their role in dealing with large amounts of intercepted data: see the Intercept article The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text, 5 May […]
(S//SI) Dealing With a 'Tsunami' of Intercept FROM: Human Language Technology (S23) Run Date: 08/29/2006 (S//SI) Everyone knows that analysts have been drowning in a tsunami of intercept...
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For Media Mining, the Future is Now! (conclusion)

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Release Date: 2015-05-05 Document Date: 2006-08-08
This 6 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.
(U) For Media Mining, the Future Is Now! (conclusion) FROM: and Human Language Technology (S23) Run Date: 08/07/2006 (S//SI) Media Mining Across a Wide Range of Languages (S//SI) One ...
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FAIRVIEW: CLIFFSIDE Site – Collection Resumes After ~5 Months

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Release Date: 2015-08-15 Document Date: 2011-08-23
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...
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SSO FAIRVIEW Overview

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Release 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...
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Managing the Challenge

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Release Date: 2018-03-01
This four-page extract from an undated NSA presentation gives an overview of the agency’s FORNSAT operations: see the Intercept article Norway Used NSA Technology for Potentially Illegal Spying, 1 March 2018.
SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY INMARSAT I3 0 Geosynchronous constellation providing mobile communications at sea, on land and in the air. rn rn INMARSAT M/Mini-M INMARSAT B/C/D...
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Letter to the Editor: About Skype…

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-13
This 2005 letter from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday responds to a previous article with further details about how the agency is dealing with Skype, noting that certain Special Collection Sites may have had access to Skype traffic, even at that point: see the Intercept article NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq […]
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (TS//SI) Letter to the Editor: About Skype... FROM: the editor Unknown Run Date: 12...

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