This SIDToday post dated 18 January 2006 discusses how NSA is dealing with a new obstacle: IP telephony services whereby a target can obtain a US or UK phone number. A VoIP Normalization Working Group worked with NSA’s Office of General Counsel to develop a system whereby such numbers can be classified as of non US status, where certain legal protections would not apply: 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 17 January 2006 article in the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes a major breakthrough in the search for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of al-Qaeda in Iraq: 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 22 March 2006 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter shows the agency collecting intelligence on the competition for water by spying on nongovernmental organizations, multilateral organizations, and government officials. The agency followed tensions around an India-Pakistan water treaty; increasing competition for water in Africa; and water-related conflicts in Sudan, Afghanistan, and Iraq: see the Intercept article The NSA’s Role in a Climate-Changed World: spying on nonprofits, fishing boats, and the North Pole, 15 August 2018.
This 2012 post from the NSA internal newsletter SSO News is one of a series collated here related to the extension of the agency’s FAIRVIEW collection to eight sites in major US cities: see the Intercept article The Wiretap Rooms: The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs In Eight U.S. Cities, 25 June 2018.
This single slide from an NSA Special Source Operations presentation shows that Uzbek refugee Fazliddin Kurbanov had been the subject of 702 (warantless) PRISM collection. This was not revealed to Kurbanov’s legal team when his case when to trial: see the Intercept article NSA Secretly Helped Convict Defendants in U.S. Courts, 30 November 2017.
This 19 November 2008 article from the NSA internal newsletter SIDToday presents an interview with the head of US Special Liaison Activity Japan (SUSLAJ), who describes Japan’s reluctance to participate in multinational SIGINT fora and historic agency operations in Pakistan and the Philippines: see the Intercept article Japan Made Secret Deals With The NSA That Expanded Global Surveillance, 24 April 2017.
This page from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki, dated 24 April 2012 describes procedures for searching through financial data retained by the agency, and cites examples of some of its sources: see the Intercept article Airport Police Demanded An Activist’s Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison In The UK, 23 September 2017.
This 2009 NSA presentation, based on an internal agency newsletter article from 20 March that year, describes the growth in airlines offering onboard mobile phone services, which the Agency had alreadyu been actively collecting for at least a year: see the Intercept article American and British Spy Agencies Targeted In-flight Mobile Phone Use, 7 December 2016.