Today the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on a complaint brought by Max Schrems, a 27-year-old graduate student, in response to Edward Snowden’s revelations. Schrems had argued that Facebook’s cooperation with the PRISM programme revealed by Edward Snowden meant that it was not adequately protecting the data of its European customers.
This post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter, dated 6 May 2010 and attributed to the Menwith Hill station describes NSA, CSEC and GCHQ’s acquisition of emails already exfiltrated by another actor: see the Intercept article Western Spy Agencies Secretly Rely on Hackers for Intel and Expertise, 4 February 2015.
This 13 September 2010 presentation from the NSA’s OTP VPN Exploitation Team explains the work of the division: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security, 28 December 2014.
This internal NSA post from 20 October 2011 describes GODLIKELESION, the technical upgrading of the European Technical Center in Wiesbaden, Germany: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.
This undated presentation from the NSA’s European Cryptologic Center explains some of the activities of the agency’s main European base: see the Der Spiegel article Terrorverdächtige: NSA nutzte Erkenntnisse aus Deutschland-Filiale für Tötungen, 15 June 2014.
This internal NSA post from 16 September 2003 describes one agency staffer’s experience of working at the NSA’s German stations: see the Der Spiegel article Spying Together: Germany’s Deep Cooperation with the NSA, 18 June 2014.
This internal NSA report, dated 14 January 2005, describes the contribution of operations in Germany (“NSA/CSS Europe”) to counter-terrorism operations in North Africa: see the Der Spiegel article Terrorverdächtige: NSA nutzte Erkenntnisse aus Deutschland-Filiale für Tötungen, 15 June 2014.