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" <email@example.com>
To: John Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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