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HIMR Data Mining Research Problem Book

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Release Date: 2016-02-02 Document Date: 2011-09-20
This GCHQ research report dated 20 September 2011, cowritten by researchers at Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research based at the University of Bristol, concerns the use of data mining techniques to develop usable intelligence as well as the contradictions that arise from the use of algorithms to identify wrong doers, or potential wrong doers. The […]
UK TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT AUS/CAN/NZ/UK/US EYES ONLY Reference: OPC-M/TECH.A/455 (v1.0, r206) Date: 20 September 2011 Copy no: HIMR Data Mining Research Problem Book OPC-MCR, G...
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United Nations DNI Collection Enabled

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Release Date: 2015-08-15 Document Date: 2012-04-18
This 18 April 2012 post from the NSA internal newsletter SSO Weekly reveals that AT&T (FAIRVIEW) cooperated with the NSA, under the terms of a FISA court order, to enable the agency to surveil the internet traffic going to and from the United Nations headquarters in New York: see the New York Times article AT&T […]
(TS//SI//NF) United Nations DNI Collection Enabled By on 2012-04-18 0853 (TS//SI//NF) FAIRVIEW and BLARNEY engineers collaborated to enable the delivery of 700Mbps of paired packet switched t...
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FAIRVIEW Tour

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Release Date: 2015-08-15 Document Date: 2012-03-28
This 28 March 2012 post from the NSA internal newsletter SSO Weekly describes the agency’s relationship with AT&T (FAIRVIEW) as “highly collaborative”: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, 15 August 2015.
(TS//SI//REL FVEY) FAIRVIEW Tour By on 2012-03-28 1333 (TS//SI//REL FVEY) On 23 March, S3 and GAO Technical Directors: S3 - and HHHH7an^b^blGINT Lom^^nce and Arcnl^^U^e Lead I, a...
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Continued effort against the South Pacific region

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Release Date: 2015-03-05 Document Date: 2009-06-06
This extract from the NSA’s minutes of a June 2009 meeting at the agency’s headquarters in Fort Meade, where a GCSB officer was present: see the New Zealand Herald article The price of the Five Eyes club: Mass spying on friendly nations, 5 May 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL10 USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL Continued effort against the South Pacific region - GCSB s access development activities will be focused on the South Pacific region and entai...
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GCSB has identified an MFA data link

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Release Date: 2015-04-19 Document Date: 2013-04-01
This short extract from an April 2013 NSA document describes a “verbal agreement” between GCSB and NSA to proceed with the FROSTBITE / BASILHAYDEN project to infiltrate a Chinese diplomatic data link: see the New Zealand Herald article Leaked papers reveal NZ plan to spy on China for US, 19 April 2015.
(TS//SI//NF) New Zealand: GCSB has identified an MFA data link between the Chinese Consulate and Chinese Visa Office in Auckland. NSA and GCSB have verbally agreed to move forward with a coopera...
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SUSLOW monthly report for March 2013

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Release Date: 2015-04-19 Document Date: 2013-03-01
This monthly report from the NSA’s Special US Liaison Officer in Wellington outlines progress on FROSTBITE (BASILHAYDEN) – a project to infiltrate the Chinese diplomatic computer network: see the New Zealand Herald article Leaked papers reveal NZ plan to spy on China for US, 19 April 2015.
| TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY (U//FOUO) SUSLOW Monthly Report for March 2013 (U) March highlights: (U) Intelligence update: o (S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) GCSB project FROSTBITE / TA...
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Tracking Targets on Online Social Networks

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2009-09-01
This September 2009 NSA presentation outline some of the insights that analysts can gather from online social networks (OSNs) and show the XKeyScore interface for performing such searches: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY (S//SI//REL) Tracking Targets on Online Social Networks The overall classification of this briefing to TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY Online...
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HTTP Activity in XKEYSCORE

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-03-01
This NSA presentation from March 2009 explains how agency analysts can exploit HTTP data through 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 HTTP Activity in XKEYSCORE March 2009 Derived From: NSA/QSSM 1-52 Dated: 200701 (T Declassify On: 202911 ...
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Email Address vs User Activity

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-06-24
This NSA presentation from 24 June 2009 explains how to use the email search functionality 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 vs User Activity 24 June 2009 "»Ol 01 t » «4 Ha#f* IWt De rived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 ...
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PTC Glossary

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Release Date: 2014-11-25
This undated screenshot from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki provides details of INCENSER, “a GERONTIC delivery from the NIGELLA access” – in other words, a supply of data arranged by Cable & Wireless from a rival company’s infrastructure: see the Süddeutsche Zeitung article Snowden-Leaks: How Vodafone-Subsidiary Cable & Wireless Aided GCHQ’s Spying Efforts, 25 November 2014. Download […]
TOP SECRET STRAP 1 COMINT The maximum classification allowed on GCWiki is TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT. Click to report inappropriate content. For GCWiki help contact: page PTC Glossary F...
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Introduction to Context Sensitive Scanning with X-KEYSCORE Fingerprints

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2010-05-01
This 61-page NSA presentation from May 2010 provides analysts with a guide to tracking individuals within XKeyScore using the system’s fingerprint capability: 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 Introduction to Context Sensitive Scanning with X-KEYSCORE Fingerprints May 2010 TOP SECRET //COMINT //REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL ...
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BRECKENRIDGE for STORMBREW Collection

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Release Date: 2015-08-15 Document Date: 2009-10-28
This 28 October 2009 post from the internal NSA newsletter SSO Weekly discusses the construction of a cable landing station that matches Verizon’s activities at that time: 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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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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PRISM FAA reporting highlight

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Release Date: 2017-10-24 Document Date: 2013-03-01
A single slide from an NSA PRISM presentation claims that Saudi Prince Salman bin Sultan ordered Syrian rebels to “light up” Damascus in March 2013, to mark the second anniversary of the Syrian revolution: see the Intercept report NSA Document Says Saudi Prince Directly Ordered Coordinated Attack By Syrian Rebels On Damascus, 24 October 2017. […]
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN TS//SI//NF1 PRISM FAA Syrian Oppo (TS//SI//NF) S2E332 issued three single source reports in March 2013 on Syrian opposition attacks against Damascus: - Reports g...
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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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PRISM Operations Highlight: Olympics Support – GCHQ Using PRISM Access

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Release Date: 2014-04-30
This slide from a presentation on PRISM describes access granted to GCHQ employees during the 2012 London Olympics: see the Intercept article British Spy Chiefs Secretly Begged to Play in NSA’s Data Pools, 30 April 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN (TS//SI//NF) PRISM Operations Highlight Olympics Support - GCHQ Using PRISM Access •Olympic Option Status as of 24 May 2012: -Trained/approved GCHQ users accessi...
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Introduction to XKS Application IDs and Fingerprints

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-08-27
This 60-page NSA presentation from 27 August 2009 explains the use of different kinds of metadata tags in 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 Application IDs and Fingerprints 27 August 2009 .... ‘s 01 Ol A l • DERIVED FROM: NSA/CSSM...
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DNI 101 How Do I Begin Analyzing a Target’s Email Address?

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Release Date: 2015-07-01
This undated NSA document provides a decision tree for the analysis of email addresses, IP addresses, cookies and phone numbers in XKeyScore and other agency tools: see the Intercept article XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications, 1 July 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//20291123 DNI101 How Do I Begin Analyzing a Target's Email Address? TOP SECRET//COMINT//20291i23 [ =Tool/Database^ What Things Are Found Doing DNI Analysis and What...
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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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Comet News (March 2010)

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Release Date: 2015-04-02 Document Date: 2010-03-01
This excerpted GCHQ newsletter from March 2010 describes ongoing surveillance operations against Argentina: see the Intercept article Britain Used Spy Team to Shape Latin American Public Opinion on Falklands, 2 April 2015.
TOP SECRET//STRAP 1 COMET NEWS (March 2010) This quick-read newsletter is intended to inform GCHQ primary target areas of some of the most recent technology developments/findings, tasking ...
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Mobile Apps – Checkpoint meeting Archives

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Release Date: 2016-06-07 Document Date: 2012-05-01
This page from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki, last updated on 1 May 2012 documents progress in a variety of the agency’ projects: see Facing Data Deluge, Secret U.K. Spying Report Warned of Intelligence Failure, 7 June 2016.
TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT The maximum classification allowed on GCWiki is TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT. Click to report inappropriate content. For GCWiki help contact: webteam Support page Mob...
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Significant TRF TROODOS stories over past 6 months

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Release Date: 2016-01-29 Document Date: 2012-01-01
This GCHQ presentation from 2012 describes the Troodos (Cyprus) station’s successes in intercepting signals from drones, including Israeli-made drones “carrying weapons” and Iranian-made drones being used in Syria, which were the subject of “presidential” interest: see the Intercept article Spies in the Sky: Israeli Drone Feeds Hacked by British and American Intellience, 29 January 2016. […]
TOP SECRET STRAP1 Significant TRF TROODOS stories over past 6 months I TOP SECRET STRAP1 Success against Syria • 17th Feb 2012 collection on an undocumented frequency of 120...
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CSEC ITS/2NE Cyber Threat Discovery

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Release Date: 2015-02-25 Document Date: 2010-01-01
This 2010 CSEC document complete with speakers’ notes shows that visits to Canadian government websites were monitored, and hundreds of thousands of emails to government email addresses retained every day, for cybersecurity purposes: see the CBC News article CSE monitors millions of Canadian emails to government, 25 February 2015.
TOP SECRET 1^1 Communications Security Centre de la sécurité Establishment Canada des télécommunications Canada CSEC ITS/N2E Cyber Threat Discovery I DISCOCON 2010 m/4 ...
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RAMPART-A Sites

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
These three undated NSA Special Source Operation slides supply details on selected RAMPART-A cable access sites: see the Intercept article How Secret Partners Expand NSA’s Surveillance Dragnet, 18 June 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN RAMPART A Sites Five sites, 4 with a Trusted 3rd Party Partner ■ US-3127!VH AZUREPHOENIX**4mb BW/1 Ogb/day ■ US-3145/KX MOONLIGHTPATH** - ~2mb BW/5gb/day ...
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New FAA702 Certification in the Works – Cyber Threat

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Release Date: 2015-06-04 Document Date: 2012-03-23
This NSA memo from 23 March 2012 presentation describes the agency’s proposal for a fourth FAA 702 certification that would allow it to target hackers “tied to malicious cyber activity”: see the New York Times article Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border, 4 June 2015.
(TS//SI//NF) New FAA702 Certification in the Works - Cyber Threat By on 2012-03-23 1423 (TS//SI//NF) NSA has drafted a new FAA702 Certification to target Cyber Threats. It is close to being r...
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Free File Uploaders (FFU)

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Release Date: 2015-07-01 Document Date: 2009-08-13
This NSA presentation from 13 August 2009 explains how data from Free File Uploaders (FFU) can be analysed 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 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 Agenda TOP SECRET//COMINT//RELTO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL ■ Ove...
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FAIRVIEW: CLIFFSIDE Site – Collection Resumes After ~5 Months

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Release Date: 2015-08-15 Document Date: 2011-08-23
This 23 August 2011 post from the internal NSA newsletter SSO Weekly describes the disruption caused to collection from a Japanese-American cable by an earthquake. The date of service resumption correlated with the AT&T operated cable in the region: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, […]
(TS//SI//NF) FAIRVIEW: CLIFFSIDE Site - Collection Resumes After Months By H on 2011-08-23 0805 ~5 (TS//SI//NF) On 5 Aug 2011, collection of DNR and DNI traffic at the FAIRVIEW CLIFF...
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SSO FAIRVIEW Overview

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Release Date: 2015-08-15
This undated NSA Special Source Operations presentation describes the agency’s relationship with corporate partner AT&T, codenamed FAIRVIEW: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, 15 August 2015.
TOP SECRET//SI/OC//NOFORN CAIDVICUU SSO FAIRVIEW Overview TOP SECRET//SI/OC//NOFORN • (U) FAIRVIEW DEFINED • (U) OPERATIONAL AUTHORITIES/CAPABILITIES • (U) STATS: WHO IS USING D...
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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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XKeyScore data sources

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Release Date: 2013-12-11
A single slide lists the sources of data that can be searched with XKeyScore – satellites (FORNSAT), mobile phones and base stations (Overhead), US-based fibre optic cables (Special Source Operations), offensive hacking (Tailored Access Operations), embassies and consulates (Special Collection Operations, F6), FISA Court authorised monitoring of US citizens and third party partners: see the […]
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY Data Sources • FORNSAT (downlink) • Overhead (uplink) • Special Source $ Tailored Access • F 6 • FISA (limited) • 3rd party TOP SECRET...

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