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UK, US spies stored millions of Yahoo webcam images

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posted on Feb, 27 2014 @ 11:38 PM
Information from more leaked Snowden documents:

GCHQ files leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reportedly revealed how the Optic Nerve programme collected still images of webcam chats regardless of whether individual users were suspects or not.

In one six-month period in 2008, the British spy agency collected webcam imagery from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts around the world, the Guardian said.

Yahoo, which was apparently chosen because its webcam system was known to be used by GCHQ targets, expressed outrage at the reported surveillance.

"We were not aware of nor would we condone this reported activity," a spokeswoman for the US technology firm told AFP in an email statement.
"This report, if true, represents a whole new level of violation of our users' privacy that is completely unacceptable.


Even though the leaked documents show the surveillance program was from 2008 to 2010, the Guardian said later information suggests it was still active in 2012

The program reportedly saved one image every five minutes from a webcam user's feed, partly to comply with human rights legislation and partly to cut down the sheer amount of data being collected

The data collected, which was available to NSA analysts through routine information sharing, contained a significant amount of sexual content, the newspaper added

Hmmm, that must have been when the sales of donuts increased!! LOL

Beware what you share on the internet
Big Brother IS watching and taking notes

edit on 27-2-2014 by snarky412 because: add link

posted on Feb, 27 2014 @ 11:45 PM
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i bet they had a policy of no fat chicks.

posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 12:06 AM
So where is the UN on all of this? Why are they not composing International Law to curb this? [/sarc]

If you think that's not the 'master plan' ... to get folks to embrace the NWO ... watch and see.

posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 01:21 AM
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This is a total disgrace. To invade so many peoples privacy in such a manner and capture images of it is morally corrupt, but when it comes from a government agency their agenda becomes very clear.

I hope they got my good side

posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 01:29 AM
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Yahoo is a propaganda machine for the progressive PTB scumbags. You reap what you sow. Truth be told they could care less about privacy they only care about image.

And with every new story we see and nothing happens our collective chains fall heavier. They are slowly desensitizing us to our brave new world. This is all planned and it is working like a charm.

How many stories do you need to see before you believe?????????????
edit on 28-2-2014 by SubTruth because: (no reason given)

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