Serendipity Briefing Slides
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National Security Agency - Special Source Operations

Glossary: agencies

Date Created: ca.2012
Classification: Top Secret : SI
Distribution: NOFORN

Glossary: classification and distribution codes.

Genre: Presentation slides, .PDF , 3 p.

Journalist(s): Craig Timberg : Barton Gellman : Ashkan Soltani
Originating Media Outlet: The Washington Post
Date Published: 2013-11-26
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Communications Target: Domestic communications
Surveillance Program(s): SERENDIPITY

Glossary: surveillance programs.

Description: This document is an extract from an NSA presentation. It describes SERENDIPITY, which was seemingly an effort by the NSA to target Microsoft for similar SIGINT sourcing programs that affected Google and Yahoo. These slides show efforts to intercept communications from Hotmail email accounts and communications from Windows Live Messenger.