These classified annexes to the Obama administration’s Cyberspace Policy Review were not published with the rest of the report in May 2009 and acknowledge that cyber defence initiatives have civil liberties implications: see the New York Times article Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border, 4 June 2015.
A post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday shows that, as of 2008, “narcotics traffickers were added to the Joint Prioritized Effects List (JPEL) for the first time”: see the Der Spiegel article Obama’s Lists: A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan, 28 December 2014.
This joint GCHQ/MI6 presentation from February 2011 documents the process of international climate change negotiations becoming a “serious intelligence priority” for the UK: see the Dagbladet Information article Snowden documents reveal British climate espionage – Copenhagen climate summit targeted, 1 November 2014.
Six months ago, I stepped out from the shadows of the United States Government’s National Security Agency to stand in front of a journalist’s camera.
I shared with the world evidence proving some governments are building a world-wide surveillance system to secretly track how we live, who we talk to, and what we say.
I went in front of that camera with open eyes, knowing that the decision would cost me family and my home, and would risk my life. I was motivated by a belief that the citizens of the world deserve to understand the system in which they live.