DocumentRelease 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 ...
DocumentRelease 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. ...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease Date: 2015-05-05 Document Date: 2011-09-06
This 6 September 2011 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter describes progress in the agency’s speech-to-text capability over the course of the year: see the Intercept article The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text, 5 May 2015.
(S//SI//REL) How Is Human Language Technology (HLT) Progressing? FROM: (U//FOUO)^^^H Language Analysis Modernization Lead (S2) Run Date: 09/06/2011 (S//SI//REL) Editor's intro: At the SI...
DocumentRelease Date: 2015-05-05 Document Date: 2006-08-29
This 29 August 2006 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday explains how the Human Language Technology analysts working on speech-to-text technology within the agency understand their role in dealing with large amounts of intercepted data: see the Intercept article The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text, 5 May […]
(S//SI) Dealing With a 'Tsunami' of Intercept FROM: Human Language Technology (S23) Run Date: 08/29/2006 (S//SI) Everyone knows that analysts have been drowning in a tsunami of intercept...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease Date: 2014-05-19 Document Date: 2012-05-01
This May 2012 memo from the NSA’s International Crime and Narcotics division describes the operation of the MYSTIC system in the Bahamas and another, unnamed, country: see the Intercept article Data Pirates of the Caribbean: The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call in the Bahamas, 19 May 2014.
(S//SI//REL) Iiitro: Here in S2F, we've had gr eat success using systems that buffer hill-take audio collection for a nominal 30 days — diese systems have led to real breakthroughs in target di...