Many of the images obtained were very personal ones and could be used to either embarrass or blackmail users.Reports in the UK say that NSA engineers helped GCHQ develop the Optic Nerve program.Webcams and phone cams are also an important source for corporate spying.
Along with the photos, data on your location is displayed in the intercept so you can be easily tracked.
All this happens without any awareness by the phone user -- the screen can either be turned off or on, it does not matter.
Many have either claimed or speculated that one way the NSA and other U. spy agencies got around the prohibition of spying on Americans was to let a third party do it for them. News reports, based on the leaks of NSA information by Edward Snowden, say that GCHQ stored millions of images gleaned from its webcam surveillance.
According to the New York Times, the Australian Signals Directorate tapped a U. law firm representing Indonesian interests and offered their intercepts to the NSA. These images can be retrieved in various ways, including the use of advanced face recognition systems, so seemingly unrelated video chats from different computers and with different names or web addresses, can be linked together.
Szymon Sidor is a Polish-born software engineering genius currently working for Dropbox as an intern.