This GCHQ document from July 2010 looks forward to agency goals for 2013, including the aspiration to build “the world’s biggest SIGINT engine”: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
This 42-page report from 10 March 2011 provides an overview of GCHQ’s information operations unit and the behavioural science theories that underpin its activities: see the Intercept article Controversial GCHQ Unit is Deeply Engaged in Law Enforcement, 22 June 2015.
This short extract from a August 2009 GCHQ document describes the planning phase for Operation Quito, a “long-running, large scale, pioneering effects operation”: see the Intercept article Britain Used Spy Team to Shape Latin American Public Opinion on Falklands, 2 April 2015.
This CSE presentation from 2011 describes some of the cyber warfare tools at the agency’s disposal: see the article Communication Security Establishment’s cyberwarfare toolbox revealed, 23 March 2015.
This page from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki, last edited in May 2012, provides background information on the agency’s “internet buffer business capability”: see the Der Spiegel article The NSA in Germany: Snowden’s Documents Available for Download, 18 June 2014.
This presentation, prepared by GCHQ’s Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) for the 2010 SIGDEV conference describes the agency’s “effects” operations – including the use of social media for propaganda purposes: see the Intercept article: The “Cuban Twitter” Scam Is a Drop in the Internet Propaganda Bucket, 4 April 2014.
This undated GCHQ presentation outlines some of the tactics employed in the agency’s Effects operations: see the Intercept article How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations, 25 February 2014.
This GCHQ presentation, given to the 2012 SigDev Conference by a representatives of the Joint Threat Research and Intelligence Group (JTRIG) and Cyber Defence Operations (CDO) describes how JTRIG attempts to “deny, disrupt, degrade and deceive” its targets. Speaker notes are included: see the NBC News article Snowden Docs: British Spies Used Sex and ‘Dirty Tricks’, 7 February 2014.
Two slides from a GCHQ presentation describe the Royal Concierge programme “a SIGINT driven hotel reservation tip-off service”: see the Der Spiegel article ‘Royal Concierge’: GCHQ Monitors Hotel Reservations to Track Diplomats, 17 November 2013.