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19 August 2015

NSA Fairview Nassau Shore SIGINT Clusters


2015-1696.htm         NSA-AT&T's ECI Fairview Nassau SIGINT Station     August 19, 2015
2015-1695.htm         Start of ATT Collaboration with NSA               August 18, 2015

Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:20:16 -0400
From: "James M. Atkinson" <>
To: John Young <>
Subject: Re: AT&T's ECI Fairview Nassau Shore - Tuckerton Undersea Cable Office and Intercept Point (Tuckerton, NJ)

"Nassau Shore" was/is the code name for the clusters of AT&T cable landing stations along the New Jersey Shore (initially), and then was expanded to include all of the AT&T Fiber landing stations, plus the landing stations operated by other companies, but where there was an optical tap provided by AT&T against a competitors fiber.

In time "Nassau Shore" became the umbrella codename for all of the AT&T fiber optic landing stations, the spider-web of interconnections at the fiber level, and then at the packet level, so that the most valuable real estate in terms of illegal eavesdropping was AT&T providing back door into products, and bug provide networks (like the AT&T bugging of the United Nations).


On 8/19/15, 8:36 AM, John Young wrote:


Thanks very much for the recent emails, all put on Cryptome.

Question on Fairview-Nassau Shore. Why name the NJ station Nassau Shore when there are a several landing stations in Nassau County?

Is that name meant to be deliberately misleading?



James M. Atkinson