DocumentDocument Date: 2008-12-01Release Date: 2014-02-28
These extracts from a GCHQ report from December 2008 describe the development and privacy implications of OPTIC NERVE, a tool that has enabled the agency to gather images from millions of webcams: see the Guardian article Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ, 28 February 2014.
NSA-ragout-4-001.jpg: SECRET STRAP1 Reference: B/7199BA/5001/5/114 Date: December 2008 Copy no: Laucd by: B18, CCHQ OPTIC NERVE - Yahoo Webcam display and target discovery Summary...
DocumentDocument Date: 2010-01-01Release Date: 2014-02-28
Extracts from a GCHQ’s internal GCWiki, last accessed in 2012, describe some of the privacy implications of the agency’s Optic Nerve tool: see the Guardian article Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ, 28 February 2014.
NSA-ragout-3-001.jpg: Metadata: • At the moment OPTIC NERVE’S data supply (run by B13) does not select but simply collects in bulk, and as a trade-off only collects an image every 5 minutes. ...