In this column by the “SIGINT Curmudgeon” for the NSA internal newsletter SIDToday, he discusses a meeting of a group of senior collection officers (SCOs) from Five Eyes partner agencies: see the Intercept article Before Snowden, an NSA Spy tried to incite change from the inside. He called himself the “curmudgeon” of signals intelligence, 15 August 2018.
This NSA document contains the short text of the Alice Springs Resolution, a 2014 agreement designed to allow common metadata sharing between the Five Eyes intelligence alliance: see the Intercept article How London’s 7/7 Bombings Led to “Unprecedented” Surveillance Tactics, 1 March 2018.
This 2012 presentation from the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team (NTAT), a joint Five Eyes surveillance unit, discusses options for installing malware on smartphones in light of the challenge posed by the Arab Spring: see the CBC News article Spy agencies target mobile phones, app stores to implant spyware, 21 May 2015.
This short extract from an April 2013 NSA document describes a “verbal agreement” between GCSB and NSA to proceed with the FROSTBITE / BASILHAYDEN project to infiltrate a Chinese diplomatic data link: see the New Zealand Herald article Leaked papers reveal NZ plan to spy on China for US, 19 April 2015.
This monthly report from the NSA’s Special US Liaison Officer in Wellington outlines progress on FROSTBITE (BASILHAYDEN) – a project to infiltrate the Chinese diplomatic computer network: see the New Zealand Herald article Leaked papers reveal NZ plan to spy on China for US, 19 April 2015.
This single redacted slide from a 2013 NSA presentation confirms that New Zealand participates in Five Eyes cable access operations and reports the existence of a joint plan to infiltrate a Chinese diplomatic data connection: see the New Zealand Herald article The price of the Five Eyes club: Mass spying on friendly nations, 5 March 2015.
This XKeyScore fingerprint, dated 6 January 2013, shows the extent to which New Zealand’s GCSB targeted Solomon Islands public officials and civil society: see the New Zealand Herald article Revealed: The names NZ targeted using NSA’s XKeyscore system, 15 March 2015.