Courage our network

Network Shaping 101

This undated 81-page NSA presentation and accompanying handdrawn diagram, both produced by the author of ‘I hunt sys admins’ explains how a country’s entire network traffic could be fed into agency systems: see the Intercept article The Hunter, 28 June 2016.

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Special Source Operations overview

This presentation gives an overview of the NSA’s programmes targeting the fibre optic cables that carry much of the world’s internet traffic. One slide gives a breakdown of which data sources form the basis of Presidential daily briefings. Another shows that the access point used to collect Yahoo and Google cloud data (MUSCULAR) is operated by GCHQ on UK territory. Slides detailing RAMPART cable accesses were published by the Intercept on 18 June 2014: see the Washington Post article How we know the NSA had access to internal Google and Yahoo cloud data, 4 November 2013.

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