Imagery was saved from webcam feeds only once every five minutes, in an effort to avoid violating human rights laws and to minimize server load, The GCHQ, however, isn’t technically able to make sure no UK or US resident images are collected and stores, and UK law doesn’t prevent specific imagery of individuals from partner nations including Australia, New Zealand and Canada being accessed by individual analysts at any time.Yahoo strongly denies any prior knowledge of the existence of the program, according to The Guardian, and in fact was characterized as being outraged with the fresh reports of violations of its customers’ privacy.“When I learned in September 2016 that a large number of our user database files had been stolen, I worked with the team to disclose the incident to users, regulators, and government agencies,” Ms Mayer wrote in a blog post on Tumblr.“However, I am the CEO of the company and since this incident happened during my tenure,” she added.In addition to forfeiting the bonus of around m, Ms Meyer is voluntarily forgoing stock awards worth millions, calling for the money to be shared among the company’s 8,500 staff – while the board has accepted her offer it is not clear whether the money will be redistributed.“In late 2014 senior executives and relevant legal staff were aware that a state-sponsored actor had accessed certain user accounts by exploiting the company’s account management tool,” Yahoo said in a statement.Verizon, which had already acquired AOL for £4.4bn in 2015, will now benefit from Yahoo!'s advertising technology tools, as well as other assets such as search, mail and messenger. is left with a 15 per cent stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba and a 35.5 per cent interest in Yahoo! Those investments are reported to be worth around bn.
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Analysts have said the deal could mark the end of Mayer's four-year tenure as CEO of the company.
She is considered to have failed to turn around Yahoo!
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So you have been chatting exclusively for a few months now with someone in particular, but apart from the tiny picture she has sent you, you really have no clue as to what she looks like!
Regarding the explicit material, the documents show that between 3 and 11 percent of all imagery collected contained so-called “undesirable nudity,” and that filtering out said material posed a problem.
Tools designed to remove images based on how much flesh was visible were throwing out too many non-nude face shots, so instead a system was implemented to ignore images that contained no recognizable faces.
It’s hard to say anymore if this is the most egregious violation of privacy revealed under leaked documents detailing government espionage of digital sources, but capturing nude and sexual images from unsuspecting users not aware they’re being targeted, and not being targeted for any reason in particular, is definitely right up there.
The so-called ‘Optic Nerve’ program is detailed in GCHQ files that span between 20 leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and also reveal that the NSA benefitted from the program, and its research helped identify Yahoo webcam network activity, The Guardian reports.
In yet another stunning revelation about digital espionage (though how stunned can we continue to be at this point), The Guardian reports that British surveillance organization GCHQ ran a program between 20 that collected images from Yahoo chat users’ webcams.
The program managed to collect a high volume of webcam imagery, including sex chat content, from over 1.8 million global Yahoo users in a single six month period in 2008, the report claims.