“Secretly intercepting and taking photographs from millions of people’s webcam chats is as creepy as it gets,” he said.
Use your webcam with Yahoo Messenger 11.5 to broadcast your webcam's video feed while instant messaging and to place free video calls over the Internet.
The Purple Palace said, back in June, that today would be the day when the desktop client for Messenger would be switched off.
At the time of writing (morning of 5 August) Yahoo!
A British spy agency collected millions of still images while eavesdropping on Yahoo webcam chats by citizens of the U. Citing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the reports that the British program known as "Optic Nerve" was designed to test and improve the agency’s facial recognition software capabilities.
and other countries, according to a new report Thursday.
The leaked documents describe the users under surveillance as "unselected", meaning that data was collected indiscriminately in bulk from users regardless of whether they were an intelligence target or not.
NSA research was used to build the tool to isolate the webcam traffic. it would appear that a surprising number of people use webcam conversations to show intimate parts of their body to the other person. software allows more than one person to view a webcam stream without necessarily sending a reciprocal stream means that it appears sometimes to be used for broadcasting pornography.
Optic Nerve as described in the documents collected one still image every 5 minutes per user, attempting to comply with human rights legislation.
The images were collected in a searchable database, and used for experiments in facial recognition, to monitor known targets, and to discover new targets. for surveillance was taken because "Yahoo webcam is known to be used by GCHQ targets".
Meanwhile, in those parts of the world which haven't advanced, in IT terms, beyond the early 1990s, plenty of FUD about the “shutting down” of Yahoo!
Messenger abounds from people who really should know better, even though that's not what is happening.