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London: 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 …
Gulf News · 2/28/2014
British surveillance agency GCHQ ran Optic Nerve which has webcam images of millions of Yahoo user accounts globally taken between 2008 and 2010. In a six-month period in 2008, the agency took images from over 1.8 million accounts including many …
Investor Place · 3/2/2014
• 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone • Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk • Yahoo: 'A whole new level of violation of our users' privacy' • Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images ...
The Guardian · 3/1/2014
Edward Snowden’s bag of treats, rather repository of damning classified documents, brings another electronic spying scandal to light. Britain’s GCHQ, Her Majesty’s equivalent of the U.S. National Security Agency, has reportedly been involved in ...
Ubergizmo · 2/27/2014
Britain's spy agency GCHQ intercepted millions of people's webcam chats and stored still images of them, including sexually explicit ones, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday. Optic Nerve, which began as a prototype in 2008 and was still active in ...
NDTV · 2/28/2014
The project didn’t target individual users; rather it targeted Yahoo webcam chats between 2008 and 2010. Indeed, the method of collection appears somewhat recklessly, and in just six months of period alone, the still images of about 1.8 million users ...
thehackernews.com · 2/28/2014
Internet company Yahoo! has called claims that UK spy agency GCHQ intercepted and stored webcam images of millions of users as a "whole new level of violation". In its latest report on files leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden, the Guardian …
ITV · 2/27/2014
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 …
Telepresence Options · 2/28/2014
(The Hosting News) – British government agency GCHQ, aided by the NSA, intercepted millions of images from webcams across the globe, reports The Guardian. The surveillance program, codenamed Optic Nerve, collected images of Yahoo webcam users …
The Hosting News · 2/27/2014
This week saw yet another Snowden-borne revelation about the state of global surveillance, and amid banal warnings about metadata and targeted hacks, it could end up being the most salacious leak so far. The Guardian reports that the UK’s GCHQ spy …
Extreme Tech · 2/28/2014