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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RE: Comment by jockm
by Adurbe on Thu 27th Feb 2014 18:42 UTC in reply to "Comment by jockm"
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

I think that its a refernece to John Hurt's character in V for Vendetta (who is in essance the dictator of Britain)

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RE[2]: Comment by jockm
by jockm on Thu 27th Feb 2014 18:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by jockm"
jockm Member since:
2012-12-22

Perhaps so — maybe even likely — but without context it is just unclear and confusing.

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RE[3]: Comment by jockm
by Kochise on Thu 27th Feb 2014 19:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jockm"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Still, His Highness don't give much of a fuck about His peasant-like subjects only there to serve as laboring tax payer or cannon fodder in the worst scenario.

Kochise

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RE[3]: Comment by jockm
by lucas_maximus on Thu 27th Feb 2014 20:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jockm"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I got it.

As we are being all political

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhfDm6LIcAAaKsw.jpg

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