U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ captured and stored still webcam images of millions of Yahoo users including substantial quantities of sexually explicit material, the Guardian newspaper reported Thursday.
GCHQ gathered the images with the help of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), the Guardian reported on the basis of documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
The program, called Optic Nerve, began as a prototype in 2008 and was still active in 2012, according to the report. Through the program, the U.K. agency collected webcam stills from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts globally in a six-month period in 2008 alone, according to the report. GCHQ used Optic Nerve to monitor targets and discover new targets while it was also used to experiment with automated facial recognition, it added.
Webcam videos were not captured in their entirety, but Optic Nerve rather saved one image every five minutes to avoid overloading the agency’s servers and partly to comply with human rights legislation, according to the report.
Images were gathered in bulk rather than only from existing targets, according to the report. While analysts’ ability to see webcam images was restricted to searches in metadata only, they were also shown faces of people with similar user names, potentially capturing webcam images of large numbers of innocent people, it added.
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