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GCHQ data collection regime violated human rights, court rules | UK news | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The judges considered three aspects of digital surveillance: bulk interception of communications, intelligence sharing and obtaining of communications data from communications service providers.

    By a majority of five to two votes, the Strasbourg judges found that GCHQ's bulk interception regime violated article 8 of the European convention on human rights, which guarantees privacy, because there were said to be insufficient safeguards, and rules governing the selection of "related communications data" were deemed to be inadequate."
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Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ | World news | The Gua... - 0 views

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    "* 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone
    * Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk
    * Yahoo: 'A whole new level of violation of our users' privacy'"
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