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SHELLTRUMPET Processes it’s One Trillionth Metadata Record


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...

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 ...



Release Date: 2014-05-19 Document Date: 2013-05-02
This slide from a 2013 NSA Special Source Operations presentation shows that SOMALGET is used to investigate narcotics offenses: see the Intercept article: Data Pirates of the Caribbean: The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call in the Bahamas, 19 May 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN (U) WHAT’S NEW >US-331OAI /A2/BASECOAT (Bahamas) reactivated mid- March. Five reports issued by end of March, four sole source. 2/00/501291-13 ______ (S//SI//REL...

An “additional target country” for MYSTIC


Release Date: 2014-03-18 Document Date: 2013-01-01
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 ...

Cyber Threats and Special Source Operations


Release Date: 2015-08-15 Document Date: 2013-03-22
This NSA Special Source Operations presentation from 22 March 2013 supplies a detail about the Breckenridge access point that supports the identification of the corporate partner codenamed STORMBREW as US telecommunications company Verizon: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, 15 August 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN TOPSECRET//SI//REL USA, Cyber Threats and Special Source Operations A Current Perspective for NTOC March 22 2013 Classified...


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