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 extract from the 18 April 2013 edition of the internal NSA newsletter Special Source Operations Weekly provides details of five PRISM reports based on the output of Iranian academics working in the field of medical science. The presentation says the universities “are suspected of being linked to Iranian CBW [chemical and biological warfare] programs”: see the Intercept article How the U.S. Spies on Medical Nonprofits and Health Defenses Worldwide, 10 August 2016.
Since the first reporting on documents disclosed by Edward Snowden in June 2013, a number of legal challenges to GCHQ’s surveillance practices have been initiated in the UK. Today, in response to one of those applications, from Liberty and several other organisations, the court that oversees the GCHQ ruled against the UK intelligence services for the first time in its controversial 15 year history.
This NSA TURBULENCE presentation dated August 2009 explains the APEX method of combining passive with active methods to exfiltrate data from networks attacked: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
This CSEC presentation for a November 2010 conference outlines CSEC capabilities in the recognition of trojans and other “network based anomolies”: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
This NSA Special Source Operations slide from 25 April 2013 shows that GCHQ’s INCENSER access continued after Vodafone acquired corporate partner Cable & Wireless the previous year: see the Süddeutsche Zeitung article Snowden-Leaks: How Vodafone-Subsidiary Cable & Wireless Aided GCHQ’s Spying Efforts, 25 November 2014.
This undated NSA document gives updates on various activities of the US-German Joint SIGINT Activity during 2007: see the Der Spiegel article Snowden-Dokumente: Hier sitzt die NSA in Deutschland, 18 June 2014.
This internal document prepares for a visit of senior officers from Germany’s BND: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.
This April 2013 agenda prepares for a visit of senior officials from the German BND. Subjects to be disussed include Special Source Operations: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.