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.
This undated NSA presentation describes SKIDROWE, a FORNSAT operation that surveils signals being sent to and from satellites: see the Intercept article Titanpointe: The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain View, 16 November 2016.
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.
This post from internal NSA newsletter SIDToday dated 16 July 2003 explains the differences between different modes of collection and the terms the agency uses to decribe them. The article also notes that the sheer amount of information the agency collects is an issue – “our targets communications are increasingly buried by millions of non-target communications”: see the Intercept article Iraqi Insurgents Stymied the NSA and Other Highlights from 263 Internal Agency Reports, 10 August 2016.
This 23 March 2011 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes an analyst’s surprise at discovering that the agency was collecting internal communications from Venezuelan energy company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA): see the Intercept article Overwhelmed NSA Surprised To Discover Its Own Surveillance “Goldmine” on Venezuela’s Oil Executives, 18 November 2015.
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, 15 August 2015.
This 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.