Massive Webcam Spying Program Exposed

28/02/2014 03:29

*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. In one six-month period in 2008 alone, the agency collected webcam imagery -- including substantial quantities of sexually explicit communications -- from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts globally...* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here from Spencer Ackerman and James Ball / The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014...

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