Yahoo webcam images from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ

Britain’s surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US 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.

In one six-month period in 2008 alone, the agency collected webcam imagery – including substantial quantities of sexually explicit communications – from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts globally…

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In this episode of the Forensic Focus podcast, Si and Desi explore the cutting-edge technology of deepfake videos and image manipulation. In addition to discussing the latest technological developments and efforts being made to detect manipulated media, they also examine the associated legal and ethical implications.

Show notes:

Boris Johnson image - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/jan/10/spot-the-difference-boris-johnson-appears-scrubbed-from-photo-posted-by-grant-shapps

Deep Fake Neighbour Wars - https://m.imdb.com/title/tt21371376/

Stalin image - https://www.history.com/news/josef-stalin-great-purge-photo-retouching

Nvidia eye contact AI - https://www.polygon.com/23571376/nvidia-broadcast-eye-contact-ai and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl87WTDrReo

Birthday problem - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_problem

Same frightening woman in AI images - https://petapixel.com/2022/09/09/the-same-frightening-woman-keeps-appearing-in-ai-generated-images/

Inherent mysogeny of AI portraits - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/dec/09/lensa-ai-portraits-misogyny

Midjourney - https://www.midjourney.org/

Deepfake porn legality - https://www.theverge.com/2022/11/25/23477548/uk-deepfake-porn-illegal-offence-online-safety-bill-proposal and https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/02/12/1018222/deepfake-revenge-porn-coming-ban/

AIATSIS - https://aiatsis.gov.au/cultural-sensitivity

Fake tiger porn story - https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/tiger-porn-britain-law/

Group photo with no blinking - https://www.countrylife.co.uk/comment-opinion/curious-questions-group-photo-179102

Emma Watson deefake audio - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ai-4chan-emma-watson-mein-kampf-elevenlabs-9wghsmt9c

Domestika - https://www.domestika.org/en/courses/981-introduction-to-interviewing-the-art-of-conversation

Investigative Interviewing - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0199681899?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Forensic Focus events calendar - https://www.forensicfocus.com/events/

Si Twitter - https://twitter.com/si_biles

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