TV News LIES

Thursday, Jul 02nd

Last update05:52:55 AM GMT

You are here News International UK spies 'intercepted webcam images of Yahoo users'

UK spies 'intercepted webcam images of Yahoo users'

E-mail Print PDF

UK spied on Yahoo camcordersBritish spy agency GCHQ intercepted webcam images from millions of Yahoo users around the world, according to a report in the Guardian.

Yahoo denied prior knowledge of the alleged programme, describing it as a "completely unacceptable" privacy violation.  According to leaked documents, sexually explicit images were among those gathered - although not intentionally.

In a statement GCHQ has said all of its actions are in accordance with the law.

The operation, which was called Optic Nerve and was aided by the US National Security Agency, is alleged to have stored images between 2008 and 2010. In one six-month period in 2008, images from 1.8m users were gathered.

The report originated from documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.  It suggested that sexually explicit content would be captured by the system.

"Unfortunately … it would appear that a surprising number of people use webcam conversations to show intimate parts of their body to the other person," it read.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


US, Cuba to announce plan to open embassies

US-Cuba embassies t openPresident Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to...

More than 110 killed in Indonesian military plane crash

Indonesia air force plane crashAt least 113 people aboard an Indonesian air force C-130 have been killed, when the plane...

Deadly ISIS attacks hit Egypt's Sinai

Deadly attacks hit sinaiAt least 35 people have been killed in ongoing attacks on several military checkpoints and police...

Why police don't pull guns in many countries

Police in other countriesThe officer, alert but cautious, pounds on the suspect’s door. “Polizei!” he says forcefully, in his...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!