In part of a series published by the internal newsletter SIDToday, a GCHQ liaison officer at Fort Meade, Maryland, shares his perspective on life in traffic, food, and local pastimes: see the Intercept article 328 NSA Documents Reveal “Vast Network” of Iranian Agents, Details of a Key Intelligence Coup, and a Fervor for Voice-Matching Technology, 15 August 2015.
This 2005 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday features an interview with the deputy chief of the Middle East and North Africa product line. In light of a personnel shortage, he believes that new communications technology presents an advantage to the NSA, as the agency can spy on more intimate, firsthand communications from targets: see the Intercept article NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents, 1 March 2018.
This internal document for NSA employees dated 6 February 2013 provides a guide for visiting facilities related with the FAIRVIEW programme, including the TITANPOINTE building in New York City: see the Intercept article Titanpointe: The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain View, 16 November 2016.
This 2010 presentation and speaking notes from the NSA’s Office of Legal Counsel explains the legal authorities governing the agency’s computer network operations (CNO) activities: see the New York Times article Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border, 4 June 2015.
This extract from a July 2008 NSA document describes Argentina as GCHQ’s “primary interest” in Latin America: see the Intercept article Britain Used Spy Team to Shape Latin American Public Opinion on Falklands, 2 April 2015.
This 26 April 2011 SIDToday post from the NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center (NTOC) Hawaii describes how the NSA has developed its capabilities in collecting “other people’s sigint”, for instance in exploiting Chinese operations against the United Nations: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
This undated NSA wiki page describes LONGHAUL, an “end-to-end attack orchestration and key recovery service for Data Network Cipher and Data Network Session Cipher traffic”: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security, 28 December 2014.
This background paper briefs issues to be discussed for a visit of senior BND personnel to Fort Meade, including Special Source Operations collaboration on a cable tap codenamed WHARPDRIVE: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.
In a 40 minute interview broadcast by NBC on Wednesday 28 June, Edward Snowden was asked about his career history, his life in Russia, the NSA’s capabilities and the possibilty of him ever returning to the United States. During the broadcast, Edward Snowden described making his concerns about surveillance practices known both formally and informally before going public – something that NBC was able to confirm during the broadcast was indeed the case.
Three further short clips from this interview were later released by NBC.
This internal NSA report dated 14 August 2009 describes that year’s SIGDEV (Sigint Development) Conference, in which representatives of 5 Eyes agencies and the wider US intelligence community meet “to synchronize discovery efforts, share breakthroughs, and swap knowledge on the art of analysis”: see the Intercept article: The “Cuban Twitter” Scam Is a Drop in the Internet Propaganda Bucket, 4 April 2014.