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Snowden Archive
——The SidToday

SIDtoday is the internal newsletter for the NSA’s most important division, the Signals Intelligence Directorate. After editorial review, The Intercept is releasing nine years’ worth of newsletters in batches, starting with 2003. The agency’s spies explain a surprising amount about what they were doing, how they were doing it, and why.

Last Update — Dec 7 2016

This release includes 262 articles from SIDtoday covering the first half of 2004. A recurring theme is information overload, with the NSA disclosing collection of a staggering 85 billion call metadata records, struggling to translate communication in other languages, and failing to effectively monitor all the computer networks it had hacked worldwide. An agency staffer also wrote a damning historical account of how the Reagan White House “cavalierly” leaked what appeared to be raw, classified intelligence related to Nicaragua. The historical account is the focus of a related Intercept article published with this batch of documents; NSA support of federal law enforcement, the OPSEC slip-ups of agency employees, and a wide range of other topics are covered in an accompanying roundup article.

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