Between 20 a piece of surveillance software called Optic Nerve took still images from Yahoo webcam chats and stored them on GCHQ databases. According to the 's report, the documents also show that the intelligence agency had problems making sure that the images weren't seen by staff members -- between 3 percent and 11 percent of images were described as containing "undesirable nudity".So it looks as though the webcam paranoia of tele-masturbators is entirely founded.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."You can read the report -- by Spencer Ackerman and James Ball -- in full on
Oldest version for which customer care support is available: 8.0 (as of April 2, 2007) Oldest version that can log in (has not reached end of life): 8.0 (as of September 30, 2009) The last public version of Yahoo!
Unless you want a public sex tape, you should probably stop using any kind of digital machine to record your intimate acts.
The latest leak from Edward Snowden shows how the NSA and the British equivalent Government Communications Headquarters collaborated to intercept webcam images from innocent Internet users.
reveals the surveillance program, the ominously named Optic Nerve.
Optic Nerve collected webcam stills from over 1.8 million Yahoo users “in bulk,” but it only grabbed an image every five minutes.