MUSCULAR : Current Efforts - Google
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National Security Agency - Special Source Operations

Glossary: agencies

Date Created: ca.2013-02-28
Classification: Top Secret : SI
Distribution: NOFORN

Glossary: classification and distribution codes.

Genre: Presentation slides, .PDF , 1 p.

Journalist(s): Barton Gellman : Ashkan Soltani
Originating Media Outlet: The Washington Post
Date Published: 2013-10-30
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Communications Target: Domestic communications
Surveillance Program(s): MUSCULAR : INCENSER : TURMOIL : WINDSTOP

Glossary: surveillance programs.


Description: This document is a slide from a NSA Special Source Operations presentation on "Google Cloud Exploitation", a component of the MUSCULAR program, administered by GCHQ. MUSCULAR involves the interception of the data flows across the fibre optic cables that carry information among the data centers of major tech companies, including Google and Yahoo. A sketch shows where the "Public Internet" meets the internal "Google Cloud" where user data reside.