Wikileaks Public date: 10.08.2017 19:48:51

Publisher: The Guardian

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28 Feb 2014

Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ

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. 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.
Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam...

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