Courage our network

What’s the worst that could happen?

This GCHQ document from March 2010 presents a checklist of factors analysts should consider before going ahead with an operation to infiltrate a communications network, by physical or other means. Among the concerns raised is the risk that British actions may enable US authorities to conduct operations “which we would not consider permissible”: see the Boing Boing article Doxxing Sherlock, 2 February 2016.

Continue reading

Close Access Sigads

This NSA document from 10 September 2010 details operations against foreign embassies, concluding with a glossary of tools and tactics. Earlier versions of this docoument that only contained some of the operations conducted were published in l’Espresso on 5 December 2013 and in Le Monde on 21 October 2013: see the book No Place to Hide, 13 May 2014.

Continue reading