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Optic Nerve: GCHQ Steals 1,000s of Explicit Webcam Pics from Innocent Users

from mirror.co.uk: Millions were hacked into by a secret programme called Optic Nerve – whether the user was a security threat or not – that collected mugshots every five minutes. British spies intercepted hundreds of thousands of explicit webcam pictures from innocent users, it has been revealed. Spooks at GCHQ targeted people indiscriminately as part of their global snooping programme with America’s National Security Agency. Millions of global Yahoo accounts were hacked into by a secret programme called Optic Nerve – whether the user was a security threat or not – that collected mugshots every five minutes. It found up to 11% of webcam material showed sexually explicit footage which it described as ­“undesirable nudity”.

#PumpUpThaVolume: December 13, 2019