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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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GCHQ Analytic Cloud Challenges

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Release Date: 2015-09-25 Document Date: 2012-05-14
This GCHQ presentation dated 14 May 2012 describes the agency receiving “more than 50 billion events [metadata records] per day” and some of the tools available for analysing that mass of data: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
gchq-analytic-cloud-challenges-p1-normal.gif: GCHQ Analytic Cloud Challenges Innovation Lead for Data, Analytics & Visualisation Engineering This information is exempt from Disclosure unde...
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LEVIATHAN and the FFU Hypothesis

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Release Date: 2015-01-28 Document Date: 2012-01-01
This CSE (then CSEC) presentation from 2012 describes the Canadian agency’s file download monitoring operation: see the Intercept article Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads, 28 January 2015. cse-presentation-on-the-levitation-project
TOP SECRET//SI//REL CAN, AUS, GBR, NZL, USA LEVITATION and the FFU Hypothesis cse-cst.gc.ca TOP SECRET//SI//REL CAN, AUS, GBR, NZL, USA What is LEVITATION? A behaviour-based target...
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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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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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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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Sharing Communications Metadata Across the US Intelligence Community

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Release Date: 2014-08-25 Document Date: 2007-05-15
This ODNI briefing from 15 May 2007 describes the rationale for ICREACH and the scale of metadata sharing that was envisioned: see the Intercept article The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google, 25 August 2014.
This Briefing is Classified TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN//20320108 spates °v — — *i©#0*ie#a*i©#©'i©#©*iC#G*i©#©‘i©#0’i©#0*i©,©,iC#&‘ie#©*iC#3'i©#0*iC#©*ie#©*iC#3 1©#C*’€•©•’€...
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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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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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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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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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Broadcast/Intenet Radio Exploitation and Analysis

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Release Date: 2015-09-25 Document Date: 2009-11-06
This GCHQ research paper from 6 November 2009 outlines what kinds of data the agency can extract from internet radio stations and their listenership, grouped by country: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
broadcast-analysis-p1-normal.gif: UK TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL FVEY Broadcast/lnternet Radio Exploitation and Analysis 6th November 2009 OPD-NAC Distribution (via email) (ST2) BS...
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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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NSA: How Network Mapping is Helping to Target the Credit Card Authorization Networks

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Release Date: 2013-09-16 Document Date: 2010-01-01
These three slides from an NSA presentation made for the 2010 SIGDEV conference show that the agency is actively targeting payments networks: see the Der Spiegel article ‘Follow the Money’: NSA Monitors Financial World, 13 September 2013.
(S//REL TO USA, FVEY) NSA: How Network Mapping is Helping to Target the Credit Card Authorization Networks (U//FOUO) NSA, Network Analysis Center 2010 SIGDEV Conference 09/13/13 SE...
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Full Log vs. HTTP

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-06-11
This NSA presentation from 11 June 2009 explains the scope of metadata collection within 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//20291123 Log vs. HTTP 11 June 2009 * WHv:i DERIV TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 TOP SECRET//...
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Finding and Querying on Document Metadata

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-04-01
This NSA presentation from April 2009 explains how analysts can make use of document metadata available through XKeyScore, together with worked examples and screenshots: 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//20291123 Finding and Querying on Document Metadata tooz|/ 1 Booz|Allen| Hamilton Sigint Development Support / SIGINT Technica...
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The Saudi Assassination Plot — How It Was Thwarted

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Release Date: 2017-11-30 Document Date: 2005-08-09
In this 2005 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday, an NSA employee credits the agency with securing the conviction of Abdurahman Alamoudi in the Eastern District of Virgina: see the Intercept article NSA Secretly Helped Convict Defendants in U.S. Courts, 30 November 2017.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) The Saudi Assassination Plot -- How It Was Thwarted FROM :| DeputyChiefTCustomer...
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ICREACH in the Black Budget

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Release Date: 2014-08-25
These extracts from the Congressional Budget Justification for the financial year 2013 show that increased funding was sought for ICREACH: see the Intercept article The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google, 25 August 2014.
[S//REL TO USA. FVEY) Provide 1C analysts with access to a wider set of shareable data through the ICREACH Application. ICREACH allows IC analysts the ability to perform more comprehensive analys...

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