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Sensitive Metadata Analytic Collaboration (SMAC) Concept of Operations

This NSA briefing from October 2006 underlines how the Alice Springs Resolution of 2004, designed to allow “unfettered” metadata sharing within the Five Eyes, was put into action in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, with procedures for use of the resulting SMAC system: see the Intercept article How London’s 7/7 Bombings Led to “Unprecedented” Surveillance Tactics, 1 March 2018.

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