UK spies ‘intercepted webcam images of Yahoo users’

British spy agency GCHQ intercepted webcam images from millions of Yahoo users around the world, according to a report in the Guardian.Yahoo denied prior knowledge of the alleged programme, describing it as a “completely unacceptable” privacy violation.According to leaked documents, sexually explicit images were among those gathered – although not intentionally.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26367781Also see:GCHQ’s interception and storage of Yahoo webcam images condemned
Politicians and human rights groups have reacted angrily to revelations that Britain’s spy agency intercepted and stored webcam images of millions of people not suspected of any wrongdoing with the aid of its US counterpart.GCHQ files dating between 2008 and 2010 reveal that a surveillance program codenamed Optic Nerve collected images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk and saved them to agency databases, regardless of whether individual users were an intelligence target or not.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/27/gchq-interception-storage-webcam-images-condemned

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