CRISSCROSS/PROTON Point Paper

Title

CRISSCROSS/PROTON Point Paper

Subject

DIRNSA

Description

This document is a point paper on CRISSCROSS/PROTON with the purpose to provide DIRNSA information on subject. The paper gives a detailed overview of the communications metadata collection and access applications CRISSCROSS and its more sophisticated counterpart PROTON, which allows access to NSA and CIA communications metadata. The paper then recommends that an IC-wide central communications metadata repository be established.

Creator

National Security Agency

Publisher

The Intercept

Relation

Snowden

Language

en

Date:Created

2006-02-22

Source:Classification

Top Secret

Source:Redactions

Operational information redacted

Report:Creator

Ryan Gallagher

NumPages

4

CreatorOffice

NSA

Date:Leaked

2014-08-25

Distribution

NOFORN

Surveillance Programs

CRISSCROSS; PROTON

Collection

Citation

National Security Agency, “CRISSCROSS/PROTON Point Paper,” Snowden Archive, accessed July 3, 2022, https://grid.glendon.yorku.ca/items/show/26.

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