Yes, you are in the privacy of your own home, but from what we have seen, the NSA and the GCHQ do not care about your privacy.
"This report, if true, represents a whole new level of violation of our users' privacy that is completely unacceptable and we strongly call on the world's governments to reform surveillance law consistent with the principles we outlined in December.We are committed to preserving our users' trust and security and continue our efforts to expand encryption across all of our services." Interestingly enough, the GCHQ and the NSA were making plans to use the video capabilities of video game console camera for video surveillance.One snippet of a leaked document published to the Guardian’s website appears to show that GCHQ hoped to eventually “collect images at a faster rate,” or perhaps even download all the webcam videos in their entirety. “It would appear that a surprising number of people use webcam conversations to show intimate parts of their body to the other person,” another snippet of an intelligence document published said.Even at one screenshot every five minutes, material published to the Guardian’s website appeared to show U. It went on to say that an informal study had found that between 3 and 11 percent of all the images carried “undesirable nudity.” The Guardian said that OPTIC NERVE was intended at least in part to identify targets using automatic facial recognition software as they stared into their computer’s webcams.“It is a longstanding policy that we do not comment on intelligence matters,” the agency said, insisting all its work was legal, necessary, proportionate, and subject to rigorous oversight.
Yahoo users on webcam should beware of doing sex-related things, as they are being watched.
The Guardian reports that over 1.8 million Yahoo users were targeted in a six month period and that the Optical Nerve hacking program collected images and chat logs in bulk, even from users who are not on the GCHQ radar.
A large quantity of the captured images includes sexually explicit content, says the Guardian. it would appear that a surprising number of people use webcam conversations to show intimate parts of their body to the other person," according to a GCHQ document.
The Guardian said the documents were provided by former U. intelligence worker Edward Snowden, who remains in Russia after having sought temporary asylum there.
If confirmed, the newspaper’s report would represent “a whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy,” Yahoo Inc. The Sunnyvale, California-based company said it was unaware of such snooping and would never condone it, calling on governments across the world to reform their surveillance practices.
A new report has shown that its British counterpart spied on millions of Yahoo users through their webcams, something that is sure to cause some serious backlash against the British government.