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TRAFFICTHIEF

Overview#

TRAFFICTHIEF is an National Security Agency (NSA) Government Data Store and analysis toolset for intercepted Internet metadata operated under the TURBULENCE program from a subset of tasked strong-selectors," according to an XKEYSCORE presentation.

An example of a strong selector is an email address that the metadata associated with names, Phone Numbers, email addresses, and other identifying information that Intelligence Agencies are specifically targeting. Journalist Marc Ambinder speculates the program is a "raw SIGINT viewer for data Analytics."

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