GCHQ spying on Yahoo users via webcams

Government spying agencies have been accessing user webcams to collect facial data.

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.

The Guardian

“Later examination of the millions of images captured revealed it was the same sad pair of eyes, from person desperately searching for another Yahoo! Chat user.”


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