The surveillance agency GCHQ used a hacking program codenamed Optic Nerve to view British citizens in their homes as they used the Yahoo!
webcam chat system, the classified files revealed by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and published by show.
Up to 11 per cent of the images contained what agents called “undesirable nudity”, according to the documents.
It is unclear exactly how much information was obtained using Optic Nerve.
If they don't comply, they run the risk of having their real identity exposed to friends and family.
Another threat noted by Bartlett comes from internet "trolls" who try to identify camgirls and ruin their lives just for the fun of it.
Big spenders are also listed as the cam model's "favorites."Many models also have Amazon-like "wishlists" where fans can go and buy them things, whether it be a breast enlargement or a washing machine.In yet another stunning revelation about digital espionage (though how stunned can we continue to be at this point), The Guardian reports that British surveillance organization GCHQ ran a program between 20 that collected images from Yahoo chat users’ webcams.The program managed to collect a high volume of webcam imagery, including sex chat content, from over 1.8 million global Yahoo users in a single six month period in 2008, the report claims.However, in six months in 2008, images were obtained from more than 1.8 million Yahoo! Civil liberty campaigners expressed horror at the scale of the surveillance of people who were not suspected of a crime. , which said it had not been aware of the surveillance, said the revelations represented “a whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy”.The documents show the legal status of the system was discussed, particularly in relation to using automated facial matching to identify the people in the pictures.
On Youtube, for example, every 1000 times a pre-roll advert is shown before a video, You Tube gets a portion of the revenue and the vlogger gets a cut too (55 per cent).