NSA Primary Sources: a catalog of leaked NSA files


The Electronic Frontier Foundation has rounded up an interactive, filterable chart of leaked NSA docs, putting all the material leaked through many media sources and over several months into one place. As EFF's staff explain:

Because of the flood of information, we've decided to compile the documents in a chart that will serve as part of our NSA Spying resource. The chart attempts to compile all of the documents released by the newspapers and the government, with the exception of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders. It lists the date of publication, the original source and a short description of the contents. The key documents will also be toggled on our timeline of NSA spying. Our NSA Spying resource was created last year and is intended to serve as a comprehensive public resource. It links to EFF's lawsuits challenging the spying, includes an understanding of the NSA’s domestic surveillance programs, provides an interactive timeline, and discusses word games the intelligence community uses.

NSA Primary Sources

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  1. Hmmm.. "terrorist" and "terrorism" return no results. Not sure quite how this works. Maybe those words aren't in the articles?

  2. EgotisticalGoat / EgotisticalGiraffe... TURMOIL... MUSCULAR... WEALTHYCLUSTER... WINDSTOP... Boundless Informant...

    What the actual fuck, who comes up with these? I can just hear these guys going "Hey we got this new data collection thing going. We were thinking of calling it ArmadilloWrench but decided on TurgidGerbil instead."

    O.o

  3. There's a woman who has worked for the agency for at least the last 40 years. She's kept in a darkened closet, down in the basement, shut off from everyone. Whenever they need a new project name they throw the door open and turn on the light. Whatever two words she says, that's your project name.

    Now the world knows, and I'd better seek asylum somewhere.

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