After all, ordinary citizens who do this sort of thing find themselves touched by the long arm of the law.As Zack Whittaker and Charlie Osborne wrote Thursday on ZDNet:“Does Hunter Moore ring any bells?“Moore has been branded by many ‘the most hated man on the Internet’ for running the revenge porn website Is Anyone Up.com, where intimate images of former partners were posted without consent by those seeking revenge.

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That picture of you and your bros at the frat party?

There appears to be something of an arms race going on between the NSA and its British counterpart, GCHQ, and the arms in question appear to be who can violate the most people's rights in the creepiest manner possible.

While the revelations about the NSA have been met mostly with an infuriating series of shrugs from the American public, GCHQ has been hard at work in the realm of dirty tricks, DDo S attacks, and their smear campaigns against anyone they don't like.

Up to five years in federal prison.”Is what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander?

Well, let’s just say I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for federal prosecutors (or whatever they have in Britain) to take Obama or Prime Minister David Cameron out for a perp walk. Tracking phone calls and emails and the like is one thing; checking folks out in their birthday suits (or whatever) is just — for lack of a better word — obscene.

Of course, it’s not like we shouldn’t have seen this coming. But people being stupid is one thing; governments being stupid is a whole other level. But right now, the naked truth is, I’m feeling a whole lot more threatened by government spooks.

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The Guardian newspaper, continuing to mine the Edward Snowden mother lode of purloined NSA documents, broke the news Thursday about the British spy agency GCHQ’s “Optic Nerve” program.

One of Britain’s intelligence services, with help from the U. National Security Agency, reportedly collected and stored millions of images from people’s Yahoo webcam chats.

It reported:“GCHQ files dating between 20 explicitly state that a surveillance program codenamed Optic Nerve collected still images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk and saved them to agency databases, regardless of whether individual users were an intelligence target or not.“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.”Or, as President Obama might say: “Just keeping the world safe from naked, sex-crazed terrorists; nothing else to see here; move along.”Or, as some working stiff at the GCHQ /NSA might say: “Hubba hubba, isn’t that my neighbor in 4B?

”Forget slippery slopes; we’re way over into the deep end of the spying (cess)pool now.