DocumentRelease 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 ...
Afghanistan (AFG/AF), Bangladesh (BGD/BD), Dominica (DMA/DM), French Guiana (GUF/GF), Gabon (GAB/GA), Guadeloupe (GLP/GP), Iceland (ISL/IS), India (IND/IN), Indonesia (IDN/ID), Iran (IRN/IR), Italy (ITA/IT), Martinique (MTQ/MQ), Montenegro (MNE/ME), Namibia (NAM/NA), Pakistan (PAK/PK), Saint Lucia (LCA/LC), Serbia (SRB/RS), Somalia (SOM/SO), Tajikistan (TJK/TJ), Turkmenistan (TKM/TM), United Kingdom (GBR/GB), Vietnam (VNM/VN), Yemen (YEM/YE), Zimbabwe (ZWE/ZW)
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease 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 ...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease 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 ...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease Date: 2015-08-15
This extract is from an undated dictionary produced by NSA Special Source Operations, provides glosses for several terms associated with the corporate partner FAIRVIEW, including the AT&T-specific term ‘SNRC’: see the New York Times article AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale, 15 August 2015.
LITHIUM (TS//SI//NF) BLARNEY'S covername for one of their corporate partners. Need WPG ECI for company name NODDY-3 (TS//SI//NF) FAIRVIEW'S covername for Coverage of Current and Forecasted NR...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease 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...
China (CHN/CN), France (FRA/FR), Ireland (IRL/IE), Jordan (JOR/JO), Malaysia (MYS/MY), Monaco (MCO/MC), Pakistan (PAK/PK), United Kingdom (GBR/GB), United States (USA/US)
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease 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...
DocumentRelease Date: 2014-03-12 Document Date: 2009-01-01
This classification guide from 2009 describes different elements of the Bush-era warrantless wiretapping programme. In particular, the guide casts light on the FISA Court’s permissive “Large Content” orders of January 2007. The revision of these expansive court orders in April that year led to the formulation of the August 2007 Protect America Act: see the […]
TOP SECRET//SI//ORCON/NOFORN NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U//FOUO) STELLARWIND Classification Guide (2-400) Effective Date: 21 January 2 009 Kejch B. Alexande...