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Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the 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.
I do think that ultimately these SIGINT agencies should be dismantled and replaced by organizations that are much more transparent and both publicly and legally accountable for all their actions.
the uk goverment has just bought 54 drones and each one can scan 15 miles squared of space and see a object of 6 inches from 17.500 ft .