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Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ

By learninmypc
Feb 28, 2014
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  1. Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.

    GCHQ files dating between 2008 and 2010 explicitly state that a surveillance program codenamed Optic Nerve collected still images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk and saved them to agency databases, regardless of whether individual users were an intelligence target or not.

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  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,421   +217

  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,188   +230

    No I didn't but had thought about checking. You may delete this one if you wish. Sorry.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,421   +217

    It's not a problem. Don't worry about it.
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