Discovering Names Of Secret NSA Surveillance Programs Via LinkedIn

from the oh-look-at-that... dept

So, over the weekend, the Washington Post revealed some of the code names for various NSA surveillance programs, including NUCLEON, MARINA and MAINWAY. Chris Soghoian has pointed out that a quick LinkedIn search for profiles of people in Maryland with codenames like MARINA and NUCLEON happen to turn up profiles like this one which appear to reveal more codenames:
+Skilled in the use of several Intelligence tools and resources: ANCHORY, AMHS, NUCLEON, TRAFFICTHIEF, ARCMAP, SIGNAV, COASTLINE, DISHFIRE, FASTSCOPE, OCTAVE/CONTRAOCTAVE, PINWALE, UTT, WEBCANDID, MICHIGAN, PLUS, ASSOCIATION, MAINWAY, FASCIA, OCTSKYWARD, INTELINK, METRICS, BANYAN, MARINA
TRAFFICTHIEF, eh? WEBCANDID? Hmm... Apparently, NSA employees don't realize that information they post online can be revealed.


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    Anonymous, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 4:02am

    There's one called Oratory that was known about years ago.

     

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    Nick Coghlan (profile), Jun 18th, 2013 @ 4:06am

    The LinkedIn blind spot

    I used to work for a defence contractor here in Australia, and even though our social media policies explicitly said not to advertise who you worked for or which projects you worked on, there was this strange blind spot where LinkedIn was concerned.

    Even though heaps of staff had their affiliation clearly displayed there, management couldn't really complain about it because they were doing the same thing. It was thoroughly bizarre.

     

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    Woadan (profile), Jun 18th, 2013 @ 4:13am

     

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    Mikey = Scaredy Cat, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 4:19am

    Wow, Mikey. You're really hurting for more NSA MILKERS if you're running with this. Good on ya! Clickety click!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 4:32am

    Love of Ts

    Turbulence (cost: $2bn), Trailblazer, Turmoil, Tutelage, Traffic Thief though it seems only Wealthy Cluster had any success ( it named some alqaida folk! woo!). Nice work if you can invent a reason for it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 4:39am

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    Huh...guess school's over.

    I don't think I've ever actually seen any adult using the words "scaredy cat.

     

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    Michael, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 4:43am

    Why would you advertise you are skilled in the use of systems that nobody has ever heard of?

    If you are going to do that, you may as well make up some much cooler sounding names.

    I'm proficient in: SNOWCONEOFDEATH, SWISSACCOUNTBACKDOOR, and SHARKWITHLASERBEAMCTRL

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 4:50am

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    The real money in a security clearance earned in Federal service is the aftermarket sales of skills to the highest bidder who is hopefully the holder of federal contract.

    Of course someone should have started an eye's only version of Linked in for this crowd with maybe an acceptable codeword or two for linked in listings to point back to the secure choice.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 4:52am

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    Hum...I could get into this scam.

    *ahem*, I have 3 years of experience with the MINECRAFT system and 10 years of experience with various versions of the FINALFANTASY system. The reason you've never heard of me is because I spend the last 15 years living in a an underground bunker* owned by my parent organization**.

    * Read: basement
    ** My actual parents

     

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    wolfy, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 5:07am

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    Change "bunker" to "facility" and you might just have something. Too funny!

     

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    Masnick = FUD PACKER, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 5:08am

    Poor FUD PACKER,

    Too scared to discuss any of the NSA stuff on the merits. Just like he was too scared to discuss Swartz. Or SOPA. Or anything else that he MILKS AND MILKS>

    What kind of a man publishes hundreds of articles about something but then runs away when anyone challenges him on it?

    Mike "Little Man" Masnick, that's who.

    You block me, I take over your comments like never before. Your choice, Mikey.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 5:11am

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    Some reputation management, I guess you get what you pay for.

     

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    Mike = Biggest Fake Ever, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 5:12am

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    You haven't?

    Wanna see how scared Mikey is? Just challenge him on any aspect of the bullshit he pumps out. He doesn't defend what he writes. He can't. He's too scared to have one honest conversation with me because he knows I want to talk about all the stuff he doesn't want to talk about.

    You block me, I post more than ever, Mikey. Your choice.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 5:14am

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    Yep, trying to get Mike to actually discuss what he publishes on the merits gets you nothing on Techdirt. Mike doesn't discuss his posts. He just pumps out FUD and caters to the likes of Silverscarat.

    That's a productive use of a Ivy League education. Pandering to idiots so he get more clicks. He must feel really good about himself.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 5:26am

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    I see you, on the other hand, are eagerly discussing what you "publish".

    Calling others idiots is a really productive use of your free time, or are you being paid to drool upon yourself?

     

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    The Real Michael, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 5:27am

    There may be something more to this. However, I'm thinking that this is deliberate misinformation meant to confuse the conversation.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 5:33am

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    "You block me, I take over your comments like never before. Your choice, Mikey."

    Until the end of the summer. Then you have to go back to school.

    Yes, I've noticed that your posting frequency increases during the Christmas holidays and around the Summer. It's not a stretch to imagine that you don't post as much during the rest of the year because your life is tied up with things that you can't avoid, like school.

    Note, however, that, despite my credentials above, I am no expert spy, and I also don't have the slightest interest in you life. It is merely an observation I've made, possibly incorrectly (I'm doing this off the top of my head).

    In any event, I can live with your comments. You sometimes set yourself up for the funniest comebacks and, frankly, you add some colour.

    Fire away.

     

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    out_of_the_blue, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 5:57am

    Minimalist Mike's Minute Re-write

    Just LOOK at the skill and savvy needed to produce this: The paraphrased title! The silly "dept" tag! The filler sentences that do nothing but state the source isn't Mike! The blockquote! The "Hmm"! The inane wind-up!

    Mike is why copying is illegal! Doesn't produce more value, just diverts income from source to grifter. It's no wonder that Mike is for unlimited copying, he'd have nothing otherwise.


    Masnicking: daily spurts of short and trivial traffic-generating items.

     

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    RyanNerd (profile), Jun 18th, 2013 @ 5:59am

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    [Sarcasm] Neener Neener [/Sarcasm]

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 6:03am

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    I like your name-trolling

    Trolling score:
    Name used: 9/10
    Writing style: 7/10
    Concept: 2/10
    Main challenge: 1/10
    The total score is therefore: 4/10 after appropriate weighing.

    To improve the score, you need to either go full flame or be more creative about your jabs. Since most trolls go for full flame and fail at it, I would suggest the more creative types like fraudulent claims, and preconception questioning.

    As for the "Speak to me" as the main challenge, it is just too desperate, unoriginal and obvious. I would go with more subtle jabs like "horse with no name" or "bob" are using with varying success. You can also go snarky, sarcastic to pull some points that way. At the moment you just sound like a girl asking "why wont you have sex with me?" and that is just not good trolling.

     

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    RyanNerd (profile), Jun 18th, 2013 @ 6:09am

    Cease and Desist!

    Mike:
    You must stop your illegal data mining of LinkedIn or you will face jail time for publishing our copyrighted, trademarked and patented program names.
    Yours sincerely,
    NSA

     

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    Tom Anderson, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 6:46am

    Please do a little more combing and probing...

    Note that the names in the LinkedIn profile are not necessarily NSA surveillance programs.
    For example, perhaps TRAFFICTHIEF is:
    www.trafficthief.net

    ARCMAP:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ArcMap‎

    ANCHORY
    Jan 29, 1998 – ANCHORY, formerly known as the SIGINT Online Intelligence System, is an NSA database of SIGINT-derived information.

    AMHS
    ATS Message Handling System (AMHS) also known as Aeronautical Message Handling System is a standard for aeronautical ground-ground communications

    Not sure about WEBCANDID but there is another LinkedIn profile that says:
    "... developer on the Hightide and WebCandid software development teams"

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 6:54am

    Re: Please do a little more combing and probing...

    Facebook ad for Army Partnership for Youth Success Program

    https://www.facebook.com/armypays/posts/10151196868067518

    Currently hiring: Digital Network Intelligence/Forensic Analyst – Ft. Gordon, GA. The following is required: Experience with: PINWALE, CPE, AGILITY, PATHFINDER, ANCHORY, MASTERSHAKE, YACHTSHOP, NSRP, OCTAVE and PLUS. Knowledg of CADENCE, SURREY, TRAFFICTHIEF, CNE Portal and XKEYSCORE. SIGINT BACKGROUND REQUIRED. BDNA and IDNA strongly desired BS/BA in Computer Science Or related field, six years’ experience TS/SCI with CI POLY. If you or someone you know are interested please contact me ASAP1

     

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    Tom, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 7:03am

    Re: Please do a little more combing and probing...

    I guess the problem with Masnick's article is the term "NSA surveillance programs" is vague.

    According to a key slide in the PRISM presentation (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/08/nsa-prism-server-collection-facebook-google)
    PRISM is a heading like UPSTREAM. This implies that it doesn't mean a program of the United States government similar to MARINA or NUCLEON. These others are applications, often third party applications, that are useful for data collection or data aggregation.

     

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    Rob, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 7:06am

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    Why would you advertise you are skilled in the use of systems that nobody has ever heard of?

    Well, Snowden was working for a government contractor, perhaps not the only contractor operating in that field and on those programs. Guess it's like anywhere else, only way to ensure you get more than just a COLA each year is to make sure you could get hired on at the competitor if necessary. And recruiters are lazy -- like everyone -- they'll just look for the right keywords in your LinkedIn.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 7:07am

    LIVE CSPAN-3: House Intelligence Hearing / Gen Alexander

    Live Now (10am ET) on CSPAN-3:
    House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Hearing with NSA Director General Alexander.

    Hearing webpage: “How Disclosed NSA Programs Protect Americans, and Why Disclosure Aids Our Adversaries”

    C-SPAN: “Head of NSA Meets with Hse. Intel Cmte.”


    10:07 am ET: The hearing has now come to order.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 7:16am

    Re: Please do a little more combing and probing...

    For example, perhaps TRAFFICTHIEF is:
    www.trafficthief.net

    Quite unlikely. That website is for an "SEO optimization" program I'd be surprised to see being used by a real professional. Wether or not it does what it promises, it's the kind of thing clueless people buy in an attempt to improve their website's search ranking. Nothing you would put on your resume.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 7:18am

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    Raise a valid point fudge packer, then someone might engage you on the "merits." Because, at this point, it just looks like school's out for the summer and you're bored.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 7:25am

    I wonder how long it will be until someone reveals all of our ADT home security cameras have been logging all of our activities in our homes for the NSA..

     

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    Fascia-ist, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 7:32am

    There's one called "FASCIA." That's just classic.

     

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    Pixelation, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 7:38am

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    "There's one called Oratory that was known about years ago."

    Code named Lewinsky...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 8:07am

    Coverterms like this are themselves unclassified. It is only when they are associated with what the coverterms actually represent that it becomes classified information. That's the whole point of a coverterm. It allows one to say in an uncleared environment what systems, programs, etc. one has experience with or skills in without compromising the actual classified information. The people who know the program don't need any more information, and the people who don't know don't learn anything about it.

    We're not all (too) stupid.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 9:02am

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    Masnick has blocked you how, exactly? You're still posting here aren't you?

    Seriously, did Masnick bully you in the schoolyard when you were kids, and you had your nipples twisted? Is that why you have such a big fixation with milk? Or is your problem Oedipal in nature?

     

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    The Groove Tiger (profile), Jun 18th, 2013 @ 10:16am

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    Um, why does anyone want to have an honest conversation with you? You already admitted that honest discussion makes you lose interest. Sheesh, make up your mind.

     

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    The Groove Tiger (profile), Jun 18th, 2013 @ 10:22am

    Re: Re: Re:

    "The only way to make me lose interest is to have an open and honest discussion with me."

    Open and honest discussion makes angry_joe_shmoe lose interest.

     

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    Michael, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 10:46am

    MICHIGAN

    All of you people living in Michigan are totally screwed. The apparently the NSA has some kind of control over your entire state.

    Well, I guess that could explain the auto industry.

     

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    Michael, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 10:48am

    MICHIGAN

    All of you people living in Michigan are totally screwed. The apparently the NSA has some kind of control over your entire state.

    Well, I guess that could explain the auto industry.

     

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    Michael, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 10:49am

    Re: MICHIGAN

    I think my post got stuck in the PRISM server for two minutes.

     

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    bob, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 10:51am

    I can only see the NSA response as

    I can only see the NSA response as, "Stop researching ME!"
    :-P

     

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    akp (profile), Jun 18th, 2013 @ 12:28pm

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    Except that's a techinal term that's used to describe the layer of muscle right under the skin.

    If I had to guess, a system codenamed that is probably used for facial recognition/reconstruction.

     

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    NSA Agent, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 1:48pm

    You dumb bastard.

     

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    art guerrilla (profile), Jun 18th, 2013 @ 1:57pm

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    *OR* a technical term in the architectural industry, ie the board that is on the face of your roof eave...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 3:02pm

    Re: The LinkedIn blind spot

    What about posting you work(ed) for government and are / were security cleared in forums threads? Lol

     

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    HIOPilot, Jun 18th, 2013 @ 3:56pm

    Job Postings w/NSA codewords

    There are job postings around that also list things like MAINWAY and other known (and maybe unknown) NSA systems.

    Some of the codenames that are interesting:

    AIRGAP, ASSOCIATION, BROOMSTICK, CONTROACTAVE, CULTWEAVE, DISHFIRE, FASTSCOPE, GLOBALREACH, GLOBALVISION, HIGHTIDE, HOMEBASE, INTELINK, MAINWAY, MARINA, OCTAVE, OILSTOCK, PINWALE, SKYWRITER, SPOTBEAM, TARANTELLA, TRAFFICTHIEF, WRANGLER, WRANGLER, MARTES, TACELINT, SEALINK, ULQ-16

    Oh, and here are some named Intelligence networks: INTELINK, JWICS, SIPRNET, and NSANET

    So WTF is OILSTOCK and why is the NSA interested in oil?

     

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    Lorenz Sazbo, Jul 11th, 2013 @ 5:13am

    Are they still running SHAMROCK (a telegram-spying program)?

     

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    chris spada, Jul 11th, 2013 @ 7:00am

    Take a quick look....

    And realize we, "The Common Peolpe" have more power than the .01%ers, we will always have our rights, further, taken away till as in China, Vietnam, Cuba and so on.

    And our power comes from what is left of "The Constitution of The United States of American and what is left of our "Bill of Rights".

    You'll find we have the solution at: www.electcwspada.com

     

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    OMG, Jul 11th, 2013 @ 1:52pm

    Look at this NSA Profile! One Program is "Teasure Trove"

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jason-miller/39/741/a49
    Analytic tools: ARCGIS, CPE, ArcView, GoogleEarth, Geo-Time, Analyst Notebook, Octave, Pathfinder, Anchory/Maui, SIGINT Navigator, SEDB, Liquid Fire, RTRG (Goldminer, Geo-T, Sharkfinn, Panopticon, SKS, Agent Logic), Taperlay, Cineplex, Dishfire, Association, Gistqueue, Metrics portal, UIS, Renoir, Intelink, Beamer, Banyon, Fascia, Global Reach, Mainway, Palantir, Multimedia Message Manager (M3), Intellpedia, Daytona, TreasureTrove, JEMA, Marina, Xkeyscope, NKB, TKB, Target Profiler, Foreman, CPE.

     

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    OMG, Jul 11th, 2013 @ 1:57pm

    Another NSA Profile Claims "Google Earth"

    ANOTHER Linkin Profile! All open to the Public!
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ben-galor/a/70b/452?trk=pub-pbmap

    ArcView, Skywriter, Analyst Notebook, Ravenwing, Oilstock, Sentinal, Centerpoint, Salem, SIGINT Navigator, WVT, DVT, Goodwrench, Pursuit Central, M2Extra, JMSEL, COLISEUM, TAC, JTIMS, PSView, PSL, Xkeyscore, Intelink, Google Earth, Hot-r, Vintage Harvest, M3

     

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    OMG OMG, Jul 11th, 2013 @ 2:04pm

    This Linked In Profile describes HOW THE PROGRAMS WORK!

    This Linked In Profile describes how surveillence works!
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/linnea-jones/67/319/8b9?trk=pub-pbmap

     

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    OMG, Jul 11th, 2013 @ 2:08pm

    Linked In Reveals Johns Hopkins University has top Secret NSA Lab!

    Trusted Agent: JRS-002 NSAD at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
    Guy puts THIS in His Profile!
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/thomas-j-miller-clm-cssmbb/53/396/bb4?trk=pub-pbmap
    L6SIGINT, and PROINT for Counter Target-Targeting & Protection/Detection ***NOT Publically Published. Designed for INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY MEMBERS ONLY

    Human Sigma CORELAP (Human Computerized Relationship Layout and Planning) Scores subject relationships to Hi Output-Performance Teams with Objective Scores. *** Publically Published

     

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    OMG, Jul 11th, 2013 @ 2:11pm

    Linked In Microsoft Office + Jabber Listed in Spy Program Specialty

    Linked In Profile Experience Lists "Microsoft Office and Jabber"
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/selina-desler/25/221/900?trk=pub-pbmap

    Specialties
    AirHandl er, Anchory, Asset Manager, Beamer, CIDR Calculator, Cloud, Crest, DNI, Dishfire, Foxtrail, GAIM, Geolocation, GistQueue, Hotzone, INTELINK, Jabber, LINUX, Mainway, Mastershake, METRICS, Microsoft Office, NKB, Nucleon, PIGEON, Sharkfinn, SIGINT, Subnet Calculator, Targeting, UIS, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Armenian, Tajiki.

     

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    OMG OMG OMG, Jul 11th, 2013 @ 2:14pm

    Linked In Profiles DESCRIBE the Scope of the Programs Use!

    Intelligence Analyst
    U.S. Marine Corps
    Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry
    April 2008 – May 2009 (1 year 2 months)

    Responsible for the detection and exploitation of high priority targets via raw SIGINT data analysis.
    Used Marina as a raw SIGINT data viewer for detection and analysis of priority targets.
    Used HOMEBASE as coordination and tasking tool with other DNI analysts.
    Discovered, evaluated and exploited targets via digital networks and all source intelligence assets.
    Utilized ANCHORY/MAUI reporting database to correlate and verify target selections.
    Utilized AIRGAP for discovery of priority targets within the missions AOI.
    Used Marina as a tracking and pattern of life tool on selected targets within the missions AOI.
    Intelligence Analyst/Reporter
    U.S. Marine Corps
    Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry
    April 2007 – March 2008 (1 year)

    As Watchstander provided tailored, direct and real time intelligence supporting forward deployed forces.
    Ensured accurate and timely national-level intelligence support to forward deployed costumers.
    Provided timely updates to target and watch lists based on customer requests and needs.
    Used Traffic Thief as a raw SIGINT data viewer for analysis.
    Used CPE, electronic email as well as NSTS secured phone communications for real time tipping on high priority targets.
    http://af.linkedin.com/pub/noel-sanchez/32/201/471?trk=pub-pbmap

     

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    OMG, Jul 11th, 2013 @ 2:31pm

    LinkedIn "Top Secret" Profile PUBLICALLY Spills ALL this Program info! OMG

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kenneth-costine/5/632/1a5?trk=pub-pbmap
    Microsoft Product Surveillence Specialty!
    ). Current valid TOP SECRET/SCI with CI Poly clearance.
    Specialties
    General systems: JWICS, SIPRnet, NIPRnet; Microsoft Windows Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    Specific systems: Currently uses on a daily basis Terrorist Identity Datamart Enviroment (TIDE), various Biometric search software, as well as other classified systems and software. Conducted extensive WISE and M3 as well as, Harmony database searches. Previously, have inputted new information into Joint Detainee Information Management System (JDIMS) on a daily basis.

     

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    OMG, Jul 11th, 2013 @ 2:36pm

    Top Secret Clearance LinkedIn Profile Discloses THIS

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/shauna-brock/29/54/2a8?trk=pub-pbmap
    Proven expertise and understanding of a broad scope of intelligence functions (SIGINT, IMINT, HUMINT, OSINT, MASINT) and assets. Experienced and proficient in MS Office Suite, Palantir, DCGS-A, CPOF, CIDNE, TIGR, Analyst Notebook, ArcGIS, MOVINT Client, GoogleEarth, MITR ISR Forensics Tool, M3, QueryTree, Pathfinder, HOT-R, TAC, JPAS, eQIP,CULTWEAVE, Firetruck and ICREACH.

    - Utilize signals, geospatial, human, imagery and open source intelligence in conjunction with Social Networking Analysis (SNA) to identify individuals, networks and patterms within large data sets.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 11th, 2013 @ 7:48pm

    God save me, this news make me laugh.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 12th, 2013 @ 4:39am

    linkedin? lol who uses that??

     

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    longshadow (profile), Jul 12th, 2013 @ 10:33am

    Re: Please do a little more combing and probing...

    Don't twist things..

    TRAFFICTHIEF is a valid NSA program. It processes data from PRINTAURA (S3532).

    This can easily be verified by looking at the leaked NSA 'PRISM Collection Dataflow' slide that was published by the Washingtonpost.

    link:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/prism-collection-documents/

     

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    Alt0, Jul 12th, 2013 @ 11:18am

    Re: This Linked In Profile describes HOW THE PROGRAMS WORK!

    This chick is kinda cute :P

     

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    Lawrence, Jul 13th, 2013 @ 10:03am

    signit

    – Association, Banyan,
    – GlobalReach,
    – Fascia II,
    – Bellview,
    – Homebase,
    – Broomstick,
    – Fossway,
    – SIGINT Emitters DataBase (SEDB),
    – Dishfire,
    – Cultweave,
    – Maui/Anchory, Pinwale,
    – Global Numbering Database (GNDB),
    – Octave,
    – ContraOctave,
    – Juggernaut,
    – SIGINT Navigator,
    – Querytree,
    – Mainway,
    – Marina,
    – Octskyward,
    – Spotbeam,
    – Taco Suave,
    – Sorting Eyes,
    – Sorting Lead,
    – GoldMiner,
    – RadioSprings,
    – BambooSprings,
    – Chalkfun,
    – StalkingSprings,
    – SortingHat,
    – GeoT,
    – SharkFinn,
    – Metrics,
    – AMHS,
    – QuadraSpectre,
    – SandKleap,
    – Social Network Analysis,
    – Entangler,
    – Wrangler,
    – Muskrat,
    – Pinwale,
    – Jaguar,
    – Cadence.

     

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    Andrew F (profile), Jul 13th, 2013 @ 1:32pm

    Re:

    Whatever this is, I hope there's a better explanation for why this is public-facing other than "an analyst wanted to tele-commute".

     

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    Anonymous Coward 1984, Jul 13th, 2013 @ 3:39pm

    These words are for software, not programs

    To be vague, I have some inside knowledge about working in government contracting. What you're seeing on these Linkedin pages are NOT classified programs.

    Anyone in that line of work or looking for another job in it woudl be toast if they posted that online.

    I can say with a high degree of confidence that those are all little known software programs. There's a lot of software out there that's widely use in teh Intel Community, or just regular government, that most people aren't aware of.

    That's not because its secret, its just specialized.

    And if you read up on the definitions of classification, you'll see that the revelation of some info has to do damage to national security. Those codewords alone, with almost no context don't reveal anything. Moreover, they are likely specialized software for dealing with SIGNIT, IMINT, COMINT, etc.

    This "story" is nothing, only picked up because most people don't have the knowledge to realize its actually nothing.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 15th, 2013 @ 2:08pm

    Re: These words are for software, not programs

    Shill

     

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    tOM Trottier, Jul 25th, 2013 @ 3:18pm

    Re: No one has heard?

    In the Secret community, these must be touchstones.

     

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    Michail Dolgopolov, Jul 31st, 2013 @ 12:44pm

    Response to: Anonymous Coward on Jul 11th, 2013 @ 7:48pm

    Смешно тому, кто смется последним...

     

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    T, Aug 6th, 2013 @ 2:04pm

    TRAFFICTHIEF is my favorite. Kinda sums it up right there. How about PRIVACYTHIEF or LIBERTYTHIEF or PEACETHIEF or...

     

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    dlc, Oct 30th, 2013 @ 5:48pm

    Response to: Michael on Jun 18th, 2013 @ 4:43am

    Thanks for that /mops coffee off self, desk

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 30th, 2014 @ 8:24am

    Re: These words are for software, not programs

    CULTWEAVE classification: SECRET

    I call BS, these people are just up their own asses and think the plebs wont catch on to their job search information leaks. They just want another job, they dont care about keeping secrets.

    These programs are not supposed to be discussed, obviously.. one guy was talking about how it helps track pattern of life.. you know what that even means?

     

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    DarkShadowFox, Mar 23rd, 2014 @ 9:48am

    Stuff

    Im surprised you didnt cover the leaked tor pictures of ANT.

     

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    blue, Apr 7th, 2014 @ 2:07pm

    what a terrible blog

    You haven't exposed anything genius.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbulence_%28NSA%29

     

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