This SIGDEV presentation dated June 2012 describes techniques for filtering very large datasets through the cloud-based GHOSTMACHINE framework. Cooperation between NSA and GCHQ during the 2012 London Olympics – the “Olympic Option” – is used as a case study: see the Intercept article British Spy Chiefs Secretly Begged to Play in NSA’s Data Pools, 30 April 2014.
This slide from a presentation on PRISM describes access granted to GCHQ employees during the 2012 London Olympics: see the Intercept article British Spy Chiefs Secretly Begged to Play in NSA’s Data Pools, 30 April 2014.
This page from the NSA intranet dated July 2011 supplies advice from the NSA Offices of General Counsel (OGC) and Oversight and Compliance (NOC) on the admissibility of targeting strategies against the users of popular websites (including WikLeaks and the Pirate Bay): see the Intercept article Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks and Its Supporters, 18 February 2014.
This 24 November 2009 email from a GCHQ employee to NSA colleagues indicates that Monkey Puzzle, a tool associated with the datacentre-targeting Muscular project, has interfaces tailored to Google, Yahoo and Microsoft data: see the Washington Post article Microsoft, suspecting NSA spying, to ramp up efforts to encrypt its Internet traffic, 27 November 2013.
This Special Source Operations presentation describes the NSA’s problems with overcollection of data from email address books and buddy lists: see the Washington Post article NSA collects millions of e-mail address books globally, 14 October 2013.
A Targeting Rationale document details how NSA analysts should justify their targeting decisions: see the Washington Post article NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds, 15 August 2013.