Overview#Optic Nerve is a mass surveillance and Backdoor programme run by the British signals intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), with help from the United States National Security Agency, webcam still images from users while they are using a Yahoo! webcam application.
As an example of the scale, in one 6-month period, the programme is reported to have collected images from 1.8 million Yahoo! user accounts globally. The programme was first reported on in the media in February 2014,
More Information#There might be more information for this subject on one of the following:
- [#1] - Optic_Nerve_(GCHQ) - based on information obtained 2018-10-08-
- [#2] - The CIA is using popular TVs, smartphones and cars to spy on their owners - based on information obtained 2018-10-08-
- [#2] - NSA Spyware Allegedly Gives Backdoor Access to iPhones - based on information obtained 2018-10-08-