Yahoo webcam images from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ [Guardian]

• Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk
• 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone
• Yahoo: ‘A whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy’
• Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images

Spencer Ackerman and James Ball
27 February 2014

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…

Excerpted; full article link: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/27/gchq-nsa-webcam-images-internet-yahoo

(c) Guardian News & Media Ltd

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