Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Feb 2014 14:48 UTC
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Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.

GCHQ files dating between 2008 and 2010 explicitly state that a surveillance program codenamed Optic Nerve collected still images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk and saved them to agency databases, regardless of whether individual users were an intelligence target or not.

High Chancellor Cameron will not be pleased this information is out.

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An anniversary
by oskeladden on Thu 27th Feb 2014 21:24 UTC
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Next year marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. It's perhaps unsurprising that the government doesn't plan to mark it with any great celebration of our ancient liberties. But will the people of England remember, and try to recover, all that that document came to represent and stand for?

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