Topic: Government Communications Headquarters
Britain’s surveillance agency GCHQ intercepted webcam images of millions of innocent Internet users with its Optic Nerve program, according to a report in the Guardian.
A timeline of important events as elements of a National Security Agency clandestine operation came to light this year.
The Guardian newspaper has named Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Britain, as countries where intelligence agencies have been cooperating under a mass surveillance program comparable to the monitoring done by the US National Security Agency.
Overseas Google and Yahoo data centers have been targeted by the National Security Agency, according to recently leaked documents by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Both companies are making efforts to better encrypt data.