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Global surveillance by category


This is a category of disclosures related to global surveillance.

The following table describes what is known about the below SIGINT Activity Designators (SIGADs). It is not presumed to be complete.

PINWALE
MARINA

Transit Authority
FAA

TRAFFICTHIEF
MARINA
MAINWAY
FALLOUT
PINWALE
CONVEYANCE
NUCLEON

Note: SIGADs not otherwise designated are presumed to operate under the legal authority of Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act (FAA)

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is the main British intelligence agency responsible for providing signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information assurance to the British government and armed forces.

In cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding information in such a way that eavesdroppers or hackers cannot read it, but that authorized parties can. According to Snowden's recommendations published by The Guardian Edward in September 2013, properly implemented strong crypto systems were among the few things which one can rely on. However, endpoint security is often too weak to prevent the NSA from finding ways around it.

In September 2013, it was reported by the press that a number of countries deemed by the US and its allies to be rogue states, such as Syria, Iran and North Korea, had successfully evaded U.S. government surveillance by constructing secret bunkers deep below the Earth's surface.


Designation Covername Parent Program Legal Authority Key Targets Type of Information collected Associated Databases Remarks
US-3140
(PDDG:TM)
MADCAPOCELOT STORMBREW EO 12333
  • The country of Russia
  • European Terrorism

PINWALE
MARINA

US-983
(PDDG:FL)
STORMBREW STORMBREW Global "Key corporate partner with access to international cables, routers, and switches"
US-3206
(PDDG:6T)
MONKEYROCKET OAKSTAR EO 12333 Counterterrorism in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia DNI metadata and content
  • "Foreign access point"
  • was expected to go online in spring 2012.
US-3217
(PDDG:MU)
SHIFTINGSHADOW OAKSTAR "Foreign access point"
US-3230
(PDDG:0B)
ORANGECRUSH OAKSTAR "To be determined"
  • Voice
  • Fax
  • DNI
  • DNR
  • Metadata
  • "Foreign access point through PRIMECANE, and 3rd party partner"
  • not online as of the time of source presentation.
US-3247
(PDDG:PJ)
YACHTSHOP OAKSTAR Worldwide DNI Metadata Worldwide DNI Metadata MARINA "Access through BLUEANCHOR partner"
US-3251 ORANGEBLOSSOM OAKSTAR
US-3257
(PDDG:SK)
SILVERZEPHYR OAKSTAR

Transit Authority
FAA

South, Central and Latin America
  • DNR
    • metadata
    • voice
    • fax
  • DNI
    • content
    • metadata
"Network access point through STEELKNIGHT partner"
US-3277 BLUEZEPHYR OAKSTAR
US-3354 COBALTFALCON OAKSTAR
US-984XN PRISM It is possible, though not directly proven that PRISM falls under the umbrella of BLARNEY, given similar designations. Known Targets include
  • Venezuela
    • Military procurement
    • Oil
  • Mexico
    • Narcotics
    • Energy
    • Internal Security
    • Political Affairs
  • Columbia
    • Trafficking
The exact type of data varies by provider:
  • Email
  • Chat - video, voice
  • Videos
  • Stored data
  • VoIP
  • Filer transfers
  • Video Conferencing
  • Notifications of target activity, logins, etc.
  • Online Social Networking details
  • Special Requests

TRAFFICTHIEF
MARINA
MAINWAY
FALLOUT
PINWALE
CONVEYANCE
NUCLEON

  • Accounts for 91% of collection under FAA702 authority.
  • Cooperation between the NSA and internet companies, whereby the companies allow the NSA access (whether direct or indirect is disputed) to their servers.
  • List of PRISM partners: AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, PalTalk, Skype, and Yahoo!.
  • Newsletters referencing millions of dollars in payments to Prism partners by SSO, reimbursing them for their costs.
US-984
(PDDG:AX)
BLARNEY BLARNEY FISA
  • Counter Proliferation
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Diplomatic
  • Economic
  • Military
  • Foreign Government (i.e. Political/Intentions of Nations)
  • DNI Strong Selectors
  • DNR Strong Selectors
  • DNI Circuits
  • DNR CircuitsMobile Wireless
  • FISA Court authorized communications
  • FISA Court authorized communications
Known facilities:
  • AT&T's Room 641A in San Francisco, California
  • AT&T site in New Jersey
US-984X BLARNEY BLARNEY FAA
  • Counter Proliferation
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Diplomatic
  • Economic
  • Military
  • Foreign Government (i.e. Political/Intentions of Nations)
  • DNI Strong Selectors
  • DNR Strong Selectors
  • DNI Circuits
  • DNR CircuitsMobile Wireless
  • FISA Court authorized communications
  • FISA Court authorized communications
Known facilities:
  • AT&T's Room 641A in San Francisco, California
  • AT&T site in New Jersey
US-990
(PDDG-UY)
FAIRVIEW FAIRVIEW Transit Authority
FAA
Global
  • DNR (Directory ONMR)
  • DNI
  • Key corporate partner with access to international cables, routers and switches.
  • Cyber access (hacking).
US-3105S1 DARKTHUNDER SSO Corporate/ TAO Shaping
  • TAO refers to Tailored Access Operations, namely hacking.
US-3105S1 STEELFLAUTA SSO Corporate/ TAO Shaping
  • TAO refers to Tailored Access Operations, namely hacking.

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