Revealed documents: Access: The Vision Supporting Internet Operations Mobile Apps – Checkpoint meeting Archives Related article: Private Eyes: The Little-Known Company That Enables Worldwide Mass Surveillance, by Ryan Gallagher and Nicky Hager, 23 October 2016 in the A draft NSA malware manual confirms that SECONDDATE – which appears in the Shadow Brokers’ initial release – was created by the Agency.
SECONDDATE, which intercepts web requests and redirects them to an NSA server, is part of the system codenamed TURBINE.
A GCHQ document from 2009-2010 explains the PHANTOM PARROT tool, which enables the search of data downloaded from phones seized during border stops, often unbeknownst to their owners, which has then been sent to GCGQ for inclusion in a central database (LUCKY STRIKE), where it is integrated with financial data.
While Japan houses and part-funds three NSA bases on its territory and shares access to tools like XKEYSCORE, the US agency also spies on the Japanese government and institutions.
NSA programmes housed in Japan include GHOSTHUNTER, which identifies locations of internet users in the Middle East and North Africa and is used to facilitate drone strikes.
Documents revealed by Edward Snowden and pertaining to the National Security Agency (NSA), US surveillance programs and US Intelligence Community partners abroad have been released and reported on since 5 June 2013.
Below is a list of the revelations, with links to documents and relevant articles, with the most recent ones at the top.
That, and the NSA server (FOXACID) has been described in previously published documents from the Snowden archive.