PRISM : FAA702 Operations
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National Security Agency - Special Source Operations

Glossary: agencies

Date Created: ca.2013-04
Classification: Top Secret : SI : ORCON
Distribution: NOFORN

Glossary: classification and distribution codes.

Genre: Presentation slides, .PDF , 1 p.

Journalist(s): Barton Gellman : Laura Poitras
Originating Media Outlet: The Washington Post
Date Published: 2013-07-10
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Communications Target: Internet Metadata
Surveillance Program(s): PRISM

Glossary: surveillance programs.

Description: This document is a selection of slides from an internal NSA presentation describing the PRISM program. This program involved mining internet metadata directly from the servers from several U.S. Internet companies: Microsoft (since 2007), Yahoo! (since 2008), Google (since 2009), Facebook (since 2009), Paltalk (since 2009), YouTube (since 2010, Skype (since 2011), AOL (since 2011) and Apple (since 2012). This slide explains the relationship between PRISM and UPSTREAM collection (the collection of communications from fiber cables and infrastructure as the data flows past).