A surveillance program codenamed optic nerve saves one image every five minutes from random yahoo webcam chats. “Britain’s spy agency GCHQ intercepted millions of people’s webcam chats and stored still images of them, including sexually explicit ones, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday.” I see no problem with phone calls, emails, and texts being monitored but theres something a little more personal when it comes to video chatting. It seems almost like it invades more privacy than a random email being monitored. I understand that these things are “implemented for our safety” and whatnot but I can’t help but think that maybe this is taking it a bit too far? “GCHQ collected images from the webcam chats of over 1.8 million users globally in a six-month period in 2008 alone.” I’m not really sure what the purpose of collecting all this information is. As the article stated, all of the recordings are kept in a database. The information is not deleted if deemed to be non-threating. This relates to what we talked about in class a few weeks ago regarding the NSA and our invasion of privacy.