In the wake of the hacking of Sony Pictures, for which the US government has asserted North Korea was responsible, PBS have published the transcript of an interview Edward Snowden has given for a Nova documentary film that will be screened later this year.
This internal NSA briefing dated 17 January 2013 describes the current state of the US-German intelligence relationship and mentions that “The BND has been working to influence the German Government to relax interpretation of the privacy laws over the long term to provide greater opportunity for intelligence sharing”: see the Der Spiegel article New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, 18 June 2014.
This May 2012 memo from the NSA’s International Crime and Narcotics division describes the operation of the MYSTIC system in the Bahamas and another, unnamed, country: see the Intercept article Data Pirates of the Caribbean: The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call in the Bahamas, 19 May 2014.
A series of casual posts written by a single author stationed in the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate and posted on the agency’s intranet in 2012. Several posts written in December of that year describe the rationale and methodology of targeting systems administrators: see the Intercept article Inside the NSA’s Secret Efforts to Hunt and Hack System Administrators, 20 March 2014.
Three redacted slides from an NSA presentation name several states as subjects of ongoing interest: see the Fantástico article Veja os documentos ultrassecretos que comprovam espionagem a Dilma, 2 December 2013.
This internal NSA document from April 2013 provides a progress report on projects where the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate (SID) strategy involves a foreign partner. A paragraph on Sweden indicates that GCHQ’s participation in Quantum malware operations “may be in jeopardy” but that making the project a joint US-Swedish one has been “NSA’s goal all along”: see the SVT article FRA part of top-secret hacker project, 11 December 2013.
Extracts from a 2005 draft directive from the NSA’s director of signals intelligence reveal that, contrary to the “common understanding” that the a no-spying agreement existed between members of the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence alliance (comprising the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand), the NSA reserved the right to target allies unilaterally in certain circumstances: see the Guardian article US and UK struck secret deal to allow NSA to ‘unmask’ Britons’ personal data, 20 November 2013.
A memorandum providing the executive summary of the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate (SID) auditing repoort for the first quarter of 2012: see the Washington Post article NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds, 16 August 2013.