This internal NSA memo from SIGINT Director Teresa H Shea shows how the agency reacted to a October 2011 ruling of the FISA court, which was declassified after Edward Snowden’s revelations began. The ruling found that NSA had been intercepting the communications of non-targeted persons in the United States, violating the Fourth Amendment. The memo announces minimal changes to the Agency’s procedures, which the agency finally admitted were lacking in 2017, when it finally amended its mode of collection: see the Intercept article The Wiretap Rooms: The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs In Eight U.S. Cities, 25 June 2018.
This NSA memo from 23 March 2012 presentation describes the agency’s proposal for a fourth FAA 702 certification that would allow it to target hackers “tied to malicious cyber activity”: see the New York Times article Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border, 4 June 2015.
The Guardian has today printed a new interview with Edward Snowden, conducted by Ewan MacAskill and Alan Rusbridger last week in Moscow. Two video clips from this interview have already been published; one in which Edward Snowden discussed the UK’s new surveillance law and a longer fifteen minute excerpt which touches on many of the issues in the full article.
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.
A Special Source Operations (SSO) document discusses the implications of a 3 October 2011 FISA Court opinion: see the Washington Post article NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds, 15 August 2013.
Nineteen slides from a 41-slide April 2013 NSA presentation describing the PRISM collection of data via internet service providers, “the SIGAD most used in NSA reporting.” Slides have been published gradually by several media organisations: see the Washington Post article NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program, 6 June 2013.