So, , in this particular instance, it doesn’t look like they were trying to collect that.
And so, there’s this risk of false matches, of people in these spy agencies looking up your pictures, your webcam chats, just because some malfunctioning algorithm thinks you look like someone : I mean, it’s quite a concerning thing.
We speak with James Ball, one of the reporters who broke the story.
He is the special projects editor for Guardian US., may have peered into the lives of millions of Internet users who were not suspected of wrongdoing.
A surveillance program codenamed “Optic Nerve” compiled still images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk and stored them in GCHQ’s databases with help from the .
The program was reportedly used for experiments in “automated facial recognition” as well as to monitor terrorism suspects.