This page taken from a longer 2 July 2010 GCHQ report on the state of its COMSAT capabilities (against communications satellites) confirms that “NSA has historically been a large source of funding” for this aspect of the agency’s activies: see the Intercept article GCHQ and Me: My Life Unmasking British Eavesdroppers, 3 August 2015.
These screenshots from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki describe progress on the MTI (Mastering the Internet) cable access project, also known as Tempora. Prominent within these reports is the close cooperation with corporate partner Cable & Wireless / Vodafone, codenamed GEROTIC: see the Süddeutsche Zeitung article Snowden-Leaks: How Vodafone-Subsidiary Cable & Wireless Aided GCHQ’s Spying Efforts, 25 November 2011.
This document supplies then NSA Director General Keith Alexander’s talking points for a 2012 meeting with officials from the Danish Defense Intelligence Service (DDIS). These include a long-running joint cable access programme: see the Intercept article How Secret Partners Expand NSA’s Surveillance Dragnet, 18 June 2014.
A coalition of digital rights groups, media organisations, online platforms and activists have annouced a worldwide day of action against NSA surveillance on 11 February. The Day We Fight Back will take place two years after the enormous international and online protests that saw down SOPA and PIPA and will honour the memory of Aaron Swartz, one of the moving spirits behind those protests, who took his own life in January 2013.
Supporters are encouraged to change their online avatars and embed a banner on their websites. Other plans for the day are being discussed on a dedicated subreddit.