This post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday dated 5 October 2005 describes how the NSA monitored the 2005 Egyptian presidential election, including intercepting messages from figures within the country’s security services which betrayed an intention to rig the results: see the Intercept article NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents, 1 March 2018.
This post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday explains how the agency is involved with domestic events – including the Democratic and Republican Conventions – despite its foreign intelligence focus: see the Intercept article NSA kept watch over Democratic and Republican conventions, Snowden documents reveal, 24 April 2017.
On Monday, 15 September, the Intercept published an op-ed by Edward Snowden in which he supported the revelation that New Zealand has implemented a system of mass surveillance, drawing on his own personal experience of using XKeyScore as an analyst.
The reliability of Prime Minister John Key’s statements on the status of domestic surveillance in New Zealand, a Five Eyes partner, has become a live issue in that country’s parliamentary election, which will be held on Saturday 20 September. In his latest statement, John Key has admitted that Edward Snowden “may well be right” about the availability New Zealand citizens’ information in XKeyScore.