Thursday, February 27, 2014

British Spies, with NSA Help, Tapped Into Yahoo Webcam Images

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
If you used a webcam on Yahoo between 2008 and 2012, a British spy agency might have intercepted your images – even those that were sexually explicit.

This shocking news is the latest revelation of National Security Agency-related privacy violations triggered by whistle blower Edward Snowden.

A story published by The Guardian, citing documents obtained from Snowden, said the NSA helped the British surveillance agency GCHQ intercept millions of webcam images in a program code-named Optical Nerve starting in 2008.

At one point that year alone, Optical Nerve accessed more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts around the world.

1 comment:

  1. Fortunately, my pet sheep promised to testify under oath that the images have been altered and that I was at the time at a democratic fund raiser for Hillary...