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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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PRESTON Business Processes

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Release Date: 2016-06-07 Document Date: 2007-05-08
This GCHQ document dated 8 May 2007 provides technical information about PRESTON, the British system for intercepting the communications of targets under warrant: see the Intercept article Facing Data Deluge, Secret U.K. Spying Report Warned of Intelligence Failure, 7 June 2016.
SECRET STRAP 1 PRESTON Business Processes Sigmod/00003CPO/4502/SIG010900/23 8 May 2007 PRESTON Business Processes Version 1.0 Synopsis The purpose of this document is to present ...
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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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Artemis DGO and DOC Special

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Release Date: 2016-06-07 Document Date: 2009-01-01
This extract from a 2009 GCHQ presentation includes a report on PRESTON, the agency’s programme for intercepting the communications of individuals or organisations who are subject to surveillance warrants. The report found that, in one six-month period, 97% of such communications had not been viewed by the authorities: see the Intercept article Facing Data Deluge, […]
TOP SECRET STRAP 1 DGO and DOC Special TOP SECRET STRAP 1 This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and may be subject to exemption under other...
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GCSB access

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Release Date: 2015-03-06 Document Date: 2011-01-01
This extract from a 2011 GCHQ document indicates that the agency had access to satellite and full take data from South Pacific sources collected by New Zealand’s GCSB via XKeyScore: see the New Zealand Herald article The price of the Five Eyes club: Mass spying on friendly nations, 5 March 2015.
I edit! GCSB access For GCSB access GCSB have given us access to their XKS deployments at IRONS AND ; a GCSB comsat site, which is rich in data for the South Pacific region. Specifically we can...
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Black Budget entry on Foreign Partner Access

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
This 4-page excerpt from the 2013 Black Budget describes the two elements of NSA’s Foreign Partner Access operations – RAMPART-A and WINSTSTOP – together with their funding: see the Intercept article How Secret Partners Expand NSA’s Surveillance Dragnet, 18 June 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN (U) SPECIAL SOURCE ACCESS (U) FOREIGN PARTNER ACCESS This Exhibit is SECRET//NOFORN FY 20111 Actual FY 2012 Enacted FY 2013 Request FY 2012 - FY 201...
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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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PHANTOM PARROT

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Release Date: 2017-09-23 Document Date: 2009-05-27
This page from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki, dated 27 May 2009 describes a system for querying mobile phone information acquired during port stops: see the Intercept article Airport Police Demanded An Activist’s Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison In The UK, 23 September 2017.
UK SECRET The maximum classification allowed on GCWiki is TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT. Click to report inappropriate content. For GCWiki help contact: webteam RUSSETT Support page PHANTOM PA...
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Voice/Fax User Group Minutes of October 2008 meeting

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2008-10-01
These GCHQ minutes from October 2008 describes how the agency and its partners can re-use voice recognition data in different situations: see the Intercept article Finding Your Voice, 19 January 2018.
TOP SECRET STRAP1 Speaker identification systems (SID^ Result: A couple of months ago we deployed a 5-way speaker id system against a network of high level individuals involved with the A...
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PRESTON Architecture

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Release Date: 2016-06-07 Document Date: 2007-07-05
This GCHQ document dated 5 July 2007 provides technical information about PRESTON, the British system for intercepting the communications of targets under warrant: see the Intercept article Facing Data Deluge, Secret U.K. Spying Report Warned of Intelligence Failure, 7 June 2016.
SECRET STRAP 1 UK EYES PRESTON Architecture Sigmod/00007CPO/4502/SIG011000/05 5 July 2007 PRESTON Architecture Version 3.0 Synopsis This document presents an architecture for PRES...
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Content Extraction Enhancements for Target Analytics

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Release Date: 2014-01-16 Document Date: 2011-06-09
This NSA presentation from 9 June 2011 shows the scale of the agency’s collection of SMS messages (codenamed Dishfire) and describes the operation of the Prefer analysis tool: see the Guardian article, NSA collects millions of text messages daily in ‘untargeted’ global sweep, 16 January 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 Content Extraction Enhancements For Target Analytics: SMS Text Messages: A Goldmine to Exploit 9 June, 2011 Presenters: With Wor...
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In-Flight GSM

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2009-01-01
This 2009 NSA presentation, based on an internal agency newsletter article from 20 March that year, describes the growth in airlines offering onboard mobile phone services, which the Agency had alreadyu been actively collecting for at least a year: see the Intercept article American and British Spy Agencies Targeted In-flight Mobile Phone Use, 7 December […]
TOP SECRET//COMINT//RELTO USA, FVEY \\ (U//FOUO) In-Flight GSM S32423/S3T1 The overall classification of this briefing is TOP SECRET//COMTNT//REI, TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVE...
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Innov8 VoiceAnalytics Experiment Profile

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2010-03-29
This GCHQ experiment profile from March 2010 proposes a test of the effectiveness of GCHQ and NSA voice recognition systems: see the Intercept article Finding Your Voice, 19 January 2018.
TOP SECRET Experiment Profile Experiment Name Voice Analytics Experiment Reference Version 1.0 Date 29 March 2010 Experiment Owner Department T12 Experiment Start Date 5 July 2010 Exper...
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Voice/Fax User Group Minutes of March 2009 meeting

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2009-04-21
These GCHQ minutes from March 2009 discuss the deployment of BROADOAK voice recognition systems in the Middle East against Saudi, Pakistani, Georgian, and Iraqi leaders, among others: see the Intercept article Finding Your Voice, 19 January 2018.
TOP SECRET STRAP1 21 April 2009 VOICE/FAX USER GROUP Minutes of March 2009 meeting 1. B14/MCS update (courtesy of MCS work this month has been almost entirely updates to existing model...
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Voice/Fax User Group Minutes of December 2010 meeting

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2010-12-01
These GCHQ minutes from December 2010 describes NSA advances in using voice analytics – including identifying individual cell towers in Afghanistan where Arabic was being spoken: see the Intercept article Finding Your Voice, 19 January 2018.
<TOP SECRET STRAP 1> VOICE/FAX USER GROUP Minutes of December 2010 meeting b) Google Earth and the B3M VI The NSA speech research team (R66E) have a framework for the deployment of voice...
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Voice/Fax User Group Minutes of January 2008 meeting

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2008-01-01
This extract from the January 2008 minutes of GCHQ’s Voice/Fax User Group (VFUG) discusses a November 2007 visit to NSA and being shown a version of Voice RT, which is described as a “one-stop shop” for voice-related insights: see the Intercept article Finding Your Voice, 19 January 2018.
SECRET STRAP1 a) Visit to R64, NSA and^^^^^^J from B14 visited our opposite numbers in R64 at NSA during the last week in November. The aim of the visit was threefold: i. to learn about t...

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