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With storage concerns and an attempt to comply with existing laws, the agency opted to record an image per five minutes of a webcam feed instead of capturing whole video chats.
The surveillance was conducted to test facial recognition technology and for intelligence gathering purposes.
There are no provisions in existing UK laws that inhibit British intelligence agents to access images of Americans captured by the program.
"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," reported The Guardian.
People who might have been chatting dirtily on webcam over Yahoo in the last few years have something to worry about.
The documents turned over by Snowden to the publication revealed that Optic Nerve was in its infancy in 2008 and that it was still active in 2012.
Based on the leaked NSA documents, about three to 11 percent of the captured images fall into what can be classified as "undesirable nudity." The implementation of Optic Nerve did not have any attempt on the exclusion of explicit images except that it did not store images without faces.
( The ripple of controversy brought about by the intelligence loot of former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden continues to spread.
This time, details about alleged nude images collected by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) of Britain have surfaced and have created another tidal wave of privacy concerns.
Between 20, the NSA aided GCHQ in a program called Optic Nerve.
The surveillance program snooped at Yahoo webcam chats using a shotgun approach and stored them in the databases of the agency.