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BYZANTINE HADES: An Evolution of Collection

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Release Date: 2015-01-17 Document Date: 2010-06-01
This June 2010 NSA presentation for the SIGDEV conference describes efforts to trace a suspected Chinese cyber attack: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL (S//REL)BYZANTINE HADES: An Evolution of Collection NTOC, V225 SIGINT Development Conference June 2010 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO...
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Classification Guide for SIGINT Material Dating from 16 August 1945 – 31 December 1967

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Release Date: 2014-06-18 Document Date: 2011-11-21
This NSA classification guide, dated 21 November 2011, covers signals intelligence material that as to be kept secret for more than the standard 60 years: see the Der Spiegel article The NSA in Germany: Snowden’s Documents Available for Download, 18 June 2014.
TOP SECRET//SjyTK//NOFÜRN NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U) CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR SIGINT Material Dating from 16 August 1945 *31 December 1967 Effects Dale: 21 De...
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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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NSA Washington Mission

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2006-01-01
This excerpt from a 2006 NSA memo written by the global resources manager of the International Security Issues (ISI) mission underlines the importance of data on energy resources, production and international investment to the agency: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 138 (U) NSA Washington Mission (U) Regional (TS//SI) ISI is responsible for 13 individual nation states in three continents. One significant tie that binds all these countries togethe...
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WORDGOPHER

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2009-01-01
An extract from a 2009 memo from the technical director of NSA Mission Operations, describing improvements at Misawa Security Operations Center (MSOC), the agency’s collection point in Misawa, Japan: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 98 Future Plans (U) (TS//SI//REL) In the future, MSOC hopes to expand the number of WORDGOPHER platforms to enable demodulation of thousands of additional low-rate carriers. These ...
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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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Reinvigorated Pacific Technical Center Set to Grow

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-07-15
New infusion of manpower into the Pacific Theater: Several vacancies are available at Yokota Air Base, Misawa, Tokyo, and Okinawa.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) Reinvigorated Pacific Technical Center Set to Grow<br>FROM: SIGINT Communi...
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Korea ROCK DRILL 4 Outshines the Sun In Hawaii

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-02-09
The Korea Issue Management Team held a rock drill in Hawaii designed to test the cryptologic system's capabilities in a war on the Korean peninsula. The scenario was a North Korean attack on South Korea.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) Korea ROCK DRILL 4 Outshines the Sun In Hawaii<br>FROM:<br>Data Acquisition...
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Interview with... Charlie Meals, Signals Intelligence Deputy Director

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-13
In an interview, the deputy director describes his early days in the NSA's "weather shop," decrypting Soviet weather reports.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Interview with... Charlie Meals, Signals Intelligence<br>Deputy Director<...
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CSEC Cyber Threat Capabilities

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Release Date: 2015-03-23 Document Date: 2011-01-01
This CSE presentation from 2011 describes some of the cyber warfare tools at the agency’s disposal: see the article Communication Security Establishment’s cyberwarfare toolbox revealed, 23 March 2015.
■ ^ ■ Communications Security Centre de la sécurité TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO FVEY Establishment Canada des télécommunications Canada CSEC Cyber Threat Capabilities SIGINT and ITS: an en...
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QUANTUMTHEORY

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Release Date: 2014-03-12 Document Date: 2010-01-01
This presentation from the 2010 SIGDEV Conference describes the contribution made by GCHQ to the development of Quantum techniques: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware, 12 March 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 SIGDEV: Discovery in the Cyber Ag> TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 (U) Clas...
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Close Access Sigads

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Release Date: 2013-10-21 Document Date: 2010-09-10
This NSA document from 10 September 2010 details operations against foreign embassies, concluding with a glossary of tools and tactics. Earlier versions of this docoument that only contained some of the operations conducted were published in l’Espresso on 5 December 2013 and in Le Monde on 21 October 2013: see the book No Place to […]
Page 145 10 Sep 2010 CLOSE ACCESS SIGADS CLOSE ACCESS SIGADS All Close Access domestic collection uses the US-3136 SIGAD with a unique two-letter suffix for each target location and m...
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The Partnership Dissemination Cell - Information Sharing With Third Party SIGINT Partners (repost)

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-01
Description of the Partnership Dissemination Cell, the office responsible for sharing SIGINT with third-party partners, including Turkey, Japan, South Korea, and Jordan.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(S) The Partnership Dissemination Cell - Information Sharing With<br>Third Party SIG...
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SINIO Strategic Intelligence Seminar: Growing Pains: US, ROK, Japan

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-07-19
Invitation to a seminar on issues in East Asia and the Pacific.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) SINIO Strategic Intelligence Seminar: Growing Pains: US,<br>ROK, Japan<br...
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Korea ROCK DRILL 5 Shatters Seoul's Morning Calm

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-05-19
Rock Drill 5 tested the cryptologic capability for an allied counteroffensive into North Korea. It was the first exercise of its type to be held with a third-party partner, South Korea's Defense Security Agency.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(S//SI) Korea ROCK DRILL 5 Shatters Seoul's Morning Calm<br>FROM: the North Korea I...
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Interview with... Carl Johnson, Assistant Deputy Director for Customer Relationships (S1)

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-06-22
A senior SID official is interviewed about his career at the agency. His most memorable experience was managing the emergency landing of a U.S. Navy spy plane in China in 2001.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) Interview with... Carl Johnson, Assistant Deputy Director<br>for Customer...
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Charlie Meals Opens New Engineering Support Facility in Japan

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-07-21
The NSA opened an engineering support facility at Yokota Air Base in Japan. The $6.6 million facility, paid for almost entirely by the Japanese government, produces and repairs antennas for NSA operations across the globe.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) Charlie Meals Opens New Engineering Support Facility in Japan<br>FROM: <br>Paci...
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An Easy Way to Win: Using SIGINT to Learn about New Viruses (Project Camberdada)

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Release Date: 2015-06-22 Document Date: 2010-01-01
This 2010 NSA presentation describes Project Camberdada, an attempt to subvert popular antivirus software by means of surveilling email traffic: see the Intercept article Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ Attacks, 22 June 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL An Eas Using S about P fwmuuuu IGINT to Learn iew Viruses Project CAMBERDADA ByHH, 1412 (IAD) V252|| Derived From: NSA/CSSM...
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DAPINO GAMMA Target Personalisation Centres

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Release Date: 2015-02-19 Document Date: 2011-01-01
This 2011 Wiki page details aspects of GCHQ’s DAPINO GAMMA operation against mobile SIM manufacturer Gemalto: see the Intercept article The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle, 19 February 2015.
[edit] Target Personalisation centres ( non 5 eyes): [edit] France • La Ciotat • Meudon - On outskirts of Paris • PontAudemer [edit] Poland Tczew [edit] Czech Republic [edit]...
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Intro to the VPN Exploitation Process

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Release Date: 2014-12-28 Document Date: 2010-09-13
This 13 September 2010 presentation from the NSA’s OTP VPN Exploitation Team explains the work of the division: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security, 28 December 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL Intro to the VPN Exploitation Process OTP VPN Exploitation Team S31176 September 13, 2010 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL USA, AUS, CAN, G...
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Cable Master List

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Release Date: 2014-11-25 Document Date: 2009-07-27
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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Exhibit F

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Release Date: 2014-06-30 Document Date: 2010-07-16
This document lists the 193 governments, intragovernmental organisations and other entities which the NSA was granted the legal authority to intercept communications “about” for foreign intelligence purposes in August 2010: see the Washington Post article Court gave NSA broad leeway in surveillance, 30 June 2014.
TOP SECRET//NOFORN EXHIBIT F IN THE MATTER OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, FOREIGN FACTIONS Ns?F^yyiG#i 11- ENTITIES, AND FOREIGN-BASED POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS >■,, f;f |:VV DNI/AG 70...
Afghanistan (AFG/AF), Albania (ALB/AL), Algeria (DZA/DZ), Andorra (AND/AD), Angola (AGO/AO), Antigua and Barbuda (ATG/AG), Argentina (ARG/AR), Armenia (ARM/AM), Austria (AUT/AT), Azerbaijan (AZE/AZ), Bahamas (BHS/BS), Bangladesh (BGD/BD), Barbados (BRB/BB), Belarus (BLR/BY), Belgium (BEL/BE), Belize (BLZ/BZ), Benin (BEN/BJ), Bhutan (BTN/BT), Bolivia (BOL/BO), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH/BA), Botswana (BWA/BW), Brazil (BRA/BR), Bulgaria (BGR/BG), Burkina Faso (BFA/BF), Burundi (BDI/BI), Cambodia (KHM/KH), Cameroon (CMR/CM), Central African Republic (CAF/CF), Chad (TCD/TD), Chile (CHL/CL), China (CHN/CN), Colombia (COL/CO), Comoros (COM/KM), Congo (COD/CD), Costa Rica (CRI/CR), Croatia (HRV/HR), Cuba (CUB/CU), Cyprus (CYP/CY), Czech Republic (CZE/CZ), Denmark (DNK/DK), Djibouti (DJI/DJ), Dominica (DMA/DM), Dominican Republic (DOM/DO), Ecuador (ECU/EC), Egypt (EGY/EG), El Salvador (SLV/SV), Equatorial Guinea (GNQ/GQ), Eritrea (ERI/ER), Estonia (EST/EE), Ethiopia (ETH/ET), Fiji (FJI/FJ), Finland (FIN/FI), France (FRA/FR), Gabon (GAB/GA), Gambia (GMB/GM), Georgia (GEO/GE), Germany (DEU/DE), Ghana (GHA/GH), Greece (GRC/GR), Grenada (GRD/GD), Guatemala (GTM/GT), Guinea (GIN/GN), Guinea-Bissau (GNB/GW), Guyana (GUY/GY), Haiti (HTI/HT), Vatican (VAT/VA), Honduras (HND/HN), Hungary (HUN/HU), Iceland (ISL/IS), India (IND/IN), Indonesia (IDN/ID), Iran (IRN/IR), Iraq (IRQ/IQ), Ireland (IRL/IE), Israel (ISR/IL), Italy (ITA/IT), Jamaica (JAM/JM), Japan (JPN/JP), Jordan (JOR/JO), Kazakhstan (KAZ/KZ), Kenya (KEN/KE), Kiribati (KIR/KI), Korea (KOR/KR), Kuwait (KWT/KW), Kyrgyzstan (KGZ/KG), Latvia (LVA/LV), Lebanon (LBN/LB), Lesotho (LSO/LS), Liberia (LBR/LR), Libya (LBY/LY), Liechtenstein (LIE/LI), Lithuania (LTU/LT), Luxembourg (LUX/LU), Macedonia (MKD/MK), Madagascar (MDG/MG), Malawi (MWI/MW), Malaysia (MYS/MY), Maldives (MDV/MV), Mali (MLI/ML), Malta (MLT/MT), Marshall Islands (MHL/MH), Mauritania (MRT/MR), Mauritius (MUS/MU), Mexico (MEX/MX), Micronesia (FSM/FM), Moldova (MDA/MD), Monaco (MCO/MC), Mongolia (MNG/MN), Montenegro (MNE/ME), Morocco (MAR/MA), Mozambique (MOZ/MZ), Myanmar (MMR/MM), Namibia (NAM/NA), Nauru (NRU/NR), Nepal (NPL/NP), Netherlands (NLD/NL), Nicaragua (NIC/NI), Niger (NER/NE), Nigeria (NGA/NG), Norway (NOR/NO), Oman (OMN/OM), Pakistan (PAK/PK), Palau (PLW/PW), Panama (PAN/PA), Papua New Guinea (PNG/PG), Paraguay (PRY/PY), Peru (PER/PE), Philippines (PHL/PH), Poland (POL/PL), Portugal (PRT/PT), Qatar (QAT/QA), Romania (ROU/RO), Russia (RUS/RU), Rwanda (RWA/RW), Saint Kitts and Nevis (KNA/KN), Saint Lucia (LCA/LC), Samoa (WSM/WS), San Marino (SMR/SM), Sao Tome and Principe (STP/ST), Senegal (SEN/SN), Serbia (SRB/RS), Seychelles (SYC/SC), Sierra Leone (SLE/SL), Singapore (SGP/SG), Slovakia (SVK/SK), Slovenia (SVN/SI), Somalia (SOM/SO), South Africa (ZAF/ZA), Spain (ESP/ES), Sri Lanka (LKA/LK), Sudan (SDN/SD), Suriname (SUR/SR), Swaziland (SWZ/SZ), Sweden (SWE/SE), Switzerland (CHE/CH), Taiwan (TWN/TW), Tajikistan (TJK/TJ), Tanzania (TZA/TZ), Thailand (THA/TH), Timor-Leste (TLS/TL), Togo (TGO/TG), Tonga (TON/TO), Tunisia (TUN/TN), Turkey (TUR/TR), Turkmenistan (TKM/TM), Tuvalu (TUV/TV), Uganda (UGA/UG), Ukraine (UKR/UA), United States (USA/US), Uruguay (URY/UY), Uzbekistan (UZB/UZ), Vanuatu (VUT/VU), Venezuela (VEN/VE), Vietnam (VNM/VN), Western Sahara (ESH/EH), Yemen (YEM/YE), Zambia (ZMB/ZM), Zimbabwe (ZWE/ZW)
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Silent Success: SIGINT Synergy Helps Shape US Foreign Policy

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Release Date: 2013-08-02 Document Date: 2010-08-30
This August 2010 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDtoday shows how the agency aided US diplomacy on the issue of Iran sanctions – by surveilling the communications of other members of the UN Security Council: see the Época article Spies of the digital age, 2 August 2013.
investiga_1.jpg: I Öl» Si cret comint SOI ORN .•«tv 1Ic\ps Sh*P* ^ ^ • SK.IV» Svncie l,c* (llWW.0> Silent sue««: SK j| ■ Koreift*» l*ol»c> A, the outset of these .engihy uegottati...
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New Collection Posture

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Release Date: 2014-05-13
This slide from an NSA presentation to the 2011 Five Eyes conference shows that limits on the collection and processing of information are not part of the way the agency sees its own role: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
Page 97 SECRET//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20320108 New Collection Posture SECRETÏ/REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//203201Û8
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TURMOIL

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Release Date: 2014-03-12
These slides from an NSA presentation show how the automated malware deployment tool Turbine depends on a network of passive collection sensors (Turmoil), installed at locations including Fort Meade in Maryland, Misawa in Japan and Menwith Hill in the UK: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware, […]
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 Sensors: Passive Collection \ Internet * Cloud Internet 1 Cloud Internet <1 Cloud pUttMQJ.l I (S//SI//REÜ High-spe...
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New Tactical Collection System Joins the War on Terrorism

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Release Date: 2014-02-10 Document Date: 2005-03-03
This extract from a 3 March 2005 NSA briefing acknowledges that the use of geolocation technology to facilitate drone strikes “represents the dawn of a new era”: see the Intercept article The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program, 10 February 2014.
(S) New Tactical Collection System Joins the War on Terrorism (repost) FROM: name redacted Technical Advisor, Target Reconnaissance and Survey (S316) Run Date: 03/03/2005 DISTANTFOCUS po...
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NSA lends support to upcoming G8 and G20 meetings in Canada

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Release Date: 2013-11-28 Document Date: 2010-06-23
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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Spanning The Globe...Misawa to Menwith Hill: Part 2

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-10-23
In part 2, the computer scientist describes lifestyle differences between Japan and the U.K. Menwith Hill is four hours from a Taco Bell.
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 2<br>FROM:<br>Software Develop...
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SID Around the World: Life in the Field

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-07-02
An employee of the Cryptologic Applications Directorate writes about tours in Europe.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) SID Around the World: Life in the Field<br>FROM:<br>NCEUR/CApps Chief of Staff (...

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