25 Replies to “UK’s GCHQ caught storing Yahoo webcam images”

  1. The United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters – their version of the National Security Agency – intercepted millions of Yahoo users’ webcam images, with the help of the NSA. The program, called “Optic Nerve,” was revealed through documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Yahoo condemned the collection and storing of its users’ webchat images. “This report, if true, represents a whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy that is completely unacceptable,” the company said in a statement. Ameera David finds out how the program was carried out from RT’s Sara Firth in London.

  2. This already came out in PRISM ages ago, one of the programs under it like MARINA, MAINWAY, etc, is called PINWALE, which stores all video and images , so yea, if you and your gf are doing naughty stuff on it, you can bet a bunch of chicken-necked neo-nerds are watching it and storing it. And believe it or not, some may say that Yahoo went along with it all, but actually, i read one of the exerpts from the FISA court ruling, where they actually fought the NSA and did not agree them doing it and were trying to stop it in the court, but the rubber stamping judge in his opinion gave the cliche ‘there is no harm in it and its for national security, blah blah’. Lol @ using it for catching criminals, terrorists, etc, but none of that makes a single ounce of sense. Why would you need to snatch up 1.8mn accounts to look for a single target? And why would you assume they would be on fucking Yahoo? How would you even know? If you did know, then what would be the process to do that legally? Oh wait, we dont have a constitution now, so theyd likely just illegaly tap your inet, home, etc, and do it that way **roll eyes** Again, its obvious its all being used to just grab EVERYTHING, as Russ Tice, former NSA employee had a source in the NSA itself, tell him that outright. This is all going to be used for the lovely Luciferian worshiping police state garbage and anti-christ apostasy these infernal shitstains are building for their savior. Best hope and pray you arent alive when it gets here. Btw, i dont use any of the free garbage anymore, as we know its hijacked to shit. Is there any programs being made that encrypt chats, webcam and mic streams out there that other parties are putting out now, and if so, what are they?

  3. My laptop has a built-in webcam. When it’s not in use, I keep it turned off. Then I apply a homemade cover over it. The homemade cover consists of a removable & reusable screen protector for smartphones & tablet PC. I cutted out a long rectangular piece. Then I taped a small, square piece of a flashcard onto the outside of the screen protector. Then I apply the screen protector to the webcam. The rectangular piece of the screen protector sticks by suction, not by any type of glue. Thus, it can be used repeatedly. 

  4. “undesirable nudity” thats an odd turn of phrase. Its cheaper for them to spy on us all then it is to monitor a few select people, we know what they do now we have to come up with ways to stop it.

  5. ”Fecal recognition” our ass faces.. And ”Facial recognition” of our dickheads and cuntfaces.. makes perfect sense! Perverts will always recognize us by looking at our ”private” parts..

  6. If its going at yahoo its probably webwide. Think tomorrow everyone should fire up the webcam, draw a happy face on their asses and moon the cam. Maybe pull a jpeg for your new profile pic. It would be interesting to see how their facial recognition software deals with multitudes of happy faces.

  7. This ain’t just about Yahoo. This is just the first leak of many to come of GCHQ harvesting all webcam platforms. This is just a pinch of what they can do. None of you are safe. 

  8. “Yahoo condemned the collection and storing of its user’s webchat images…” …But failed to condemn all other IM, file-share,voice or other private stolen information due to it not being ‘revealed through documents’. What would you expect from a Warburg owned company?

  9. Remember that sexy Valentine’s Day video your girlfriend sent you? Well some GCHQ and NSA analysts sure do as they’ve pleasured themselves to it multiple times.

  10. Published on Feb 27, 2014 The United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters – their version of the National Security Agency – intercepted millions of Yahoo users’ webcam images, with the help of the NSA. The program, called “Optic Nerve,” was revealed through documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Yahoo condemned the collection and storing of its users’ webchat images. “This report, if true, represents a whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy that is completely unacceptable,” the company said in a statement. Ameera David finds out how the program was carried out from RT’s Sara Firth in London.

  11. yahoo news is farcically anti-Russian. Even for western media… they don’t even try to hide it. Today I saw a story asking if Putin was the biggest villain in the world last year… to be honest I can’t find/confirm this was yahoo news again but I’m almost certain it was. 

  12. The United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters – their version of the National Security Agency – intercepted millions of Yahoo users’ webcam images, with the help of the NSA. The program, called “Optic Nerve,” was revealed through documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Yahoo condemned the collection and storing of its users’ webchat images. “This report, if true, represents a whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy that is completely unacceptable,” the company said in a statement. Ameera David finds out how the program was carried out from RT’s Sara Firth in London.

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