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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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COMSAT Advisory Board (CAB) GCSB Update 22 April 2010

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Release Date: 2015-03-08 Document Date: 2010-04-21
This GCSB presentation dated 22 April 2010 details some of the systems available at the agency’s Waihopai base: see the Sunday Star Times article Snowden files: Inside Waihopai’s domes, 8 March 2015.
COMSAT Advisory Board (CAB) GCSB Update 22 April 2010 The Overall Classification of this briefing is: S E C R E T COMINT REL TO USA, FVEY o Economic Climate o Court Decision o S...
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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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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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Synergising Network Analysis Tradecraft

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Release Date: 2015-05-21 Document Date: 2012-01-01
This 2012 presentation from the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team (NTAT), a joint Five Eyes surveillance unit, discusses options for installing malware on smartphones in light of the challenge posed by the Arab Spring: see the CBC News article Spy agencies target mobile phones, app stores to implant spyware, 21 May 2015.
Synergising Network Analysis Tradecraft Network Tradecraft Advancement Team (NTAT) Overview TOP SECRET//SI Tradecraft? Tradecraft • “The development of methods, techni...
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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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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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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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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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Alvin, Simon, and… Al Qaeda? Finding Modified Voice in SIGINT Traffic

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2010-06-02
This February 2010 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday draws attention to voice-masking technology used by subjects of surveillance to frustrate the agency’s voice-recognition efforts: 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) Alvin, Simon, and... Al Qaeda? Finding Modified Voice in SIGINT Traffic F...
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New RT-RG Overview Video Available on NSANet

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2008-07-30
This 2008 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday announces that voice-recognition functionality now exists to “find new voice cuts for a target that match the target’s past recordings”: 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) New RT-RG Overview Video Available on NSANet FROM: Corporate Communications, Mea...
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Tips for a Successful Quick Reaction Capabiity

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2007-10-27
This 26 October 2007 article in the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the agency’s special collection for then-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s New York City trip for the United Nations General Assembly and provides a detailed study of the technology in action: see the Intercept article Finding Your Voice, 19 January 2018.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN//20320108 Friday, October 26, 2007 (U//FOUO) Tips for a Successful Quick Reaction Capability by (U) Collaboration is a way to get the job done. (TS//SI//NF...
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Your target is using a BlackBerry? Now what?

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Release Date: 2013-09-09
This slide, from an undated NSA presentation, shows that the agency is able to defeat BlackBerry encryption technology – using an email from a Mexican government official as an example: see the Der Spiegel article iSpy: How the NSA Accesses Smartphone Data, 9 September 2013.
TOPSECRET//COMNÏ//RH TO USA, FVEY (U) Post Processed BES collection t Type Data Type Mensaje original De: Enviado el: Para: Asunto: RE: URGENTE: Gracias. TOP SE...
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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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Classification guide for ECI Whipgenie

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Release Date: 2014-10-10 Document Date: 2004-05-21
This NSA classification guide from 2004 outlines the sensitivity of various aspects of the agency’s WHIPGENIE relationships with US corporate partners: see the Intercept article Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany, 10 October 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U//FOUO) CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR ECI WfflPGENIE 02-05 Effective Date: 2...
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An “additional target country” for MYSTIC

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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 ...
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Cyber Threats and Special Source Operations

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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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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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SIGINTers Use Human Language Technology to Great Advantage, Isolate Conversation About Threat to US

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2010-09-14
This September 2010 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday recounts how voice recognition technology enabled analysts to find the salient record from over 1300 voice conversations in “less than four minutes”: 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 (TS//SI//REL) SIGINTers Use Human Language Technology to Great Advantage, Isolate Convers...
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Alert: Voice Masking Is Discovered in SIGIN

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2007-03-22
This March 2007 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday draws attention to voice-masking technology used by subjects of surveillance to frustrate the agency’s voice-recognition efforts: 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 (TS//SI//REL) Alert: Voice Masking Is Discovered in SIGINT FROM: Adolf Cusmariu, HLT Op...
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SIGINT Seniors Pacific Successes Highlighted at Conference

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2007-03-16
This 2007 post in the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday describes growing cooperation within the Sigint Seniors Pacific (SSPAC) group on counter-terrorism issues: 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) SIGINT Seniors Pacific: Successes and Future CT Goals Highlighted at Conferen...

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