Just News – The Official Hagmann & Hagmann Report – We Will Not be Terrorized: Randall Terry, Steve Quayle & Pastor David Lankford

 

The Official Hagmann & Hagmann Report – We Will Not be Terrorized: Randall Terry, Steve Quayle & Pastor David Lankford
Pastor David Lankford and Steve Quayle strap on their Biblical Battle Rattle.
Pastor Lankford is the founder of the Voice of Evangelism and the official pastor at Team Hagmann. David Lankford is a servant of the Lord, scriptorian, dynamic preacher and excellent speaker. He is the host of “The Voice of Evangelism,” an international radio program and available for revivals, crusades, mission trips and can fill in for pastors on the weekend if they need to be away.
Pastor David Lankford is an old-fashioned, anointed man of God who the Lord is greatly using in this hour to proclaim the word, make appeals for true repentance and to help bring healing into the body of Christ. He is known as a student of the word and quotes many scriptures in his messages. He is a man of prayer, fasting and spiritual integrity. His devotion and demeanor naturally cultivates a desire in the lives of others to serve the Lord wholeheartedly. He will be a blessing to any congregation he is afforded the opportunity to minister. The Voice of Evangelism is an International Christian radio ministry that is heard around the world. The International Radio Ministry began July 6, 1998.
9:00pm EDT Welcome Steve Quayle along with his longtime friend, mentor and pastor, Pastor Lankford.
Steve is the former editor and publisher of Survival Quest and Security and Survival Chronicles – monthly newsletters which dealt with perilous events and how to prepare for them.
For the past seven years, Quayle has articulated the need for Americans to be aware of bioterrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Upon publication of Breathe No Evil, Quayle upstaged mainstream media by years spelling out detailed effects of bioterrorism. Prior to publication of Breathe No Evil, Quayle went on record predicting a major chemical or biological attack in a large world city. Three weeks later, the Aum Shinrikyo cult released nerve gas in the Tokyo subway.
Steve continues to shout from the rooftops, his concern for the massive loss of life due to lack of civil defense and preparation in the public and private sectors. Breathe No Evil was written as an antidote for fear informing people of the necessary steps to take prior to biological and chemical terrorism.
Grab a cup, a pen and a notepad as we hit the skinny pedal on the right with Hagmann and Hagmann Report favorite, Mr Steve Quayle of stevequayle.com.
We invited Pastor David Lankford and Steve Quayle to join us and close out the week because frankly, the news cycles are almost too much to bear; even for battle hardened pros like the members of Team Hagmann. We have witnessed: terror, the murder of children, half of our country refusing to acknowledge the ongoing pedogate horror, explosive discoveries regarding the political assassination of Seth Rich and the continuance of the death of main stream corporate media and the Democratic Party.
Without spiritual nourishment and discernment, none of us have any hope whatsoever of remaining healthy, proactive and potent in this fight.

Here’s What Your ‘Free Range Chicken’ Actually looks like
By Paul Webber – May 30, 2017
The following images were taken by an animal right’s activist who entered the “free range chicken” premises undercover as a part of a sting operation. You can see the hens confined together, torturously pinned in their feces. The darkness is blinding. What’s even worse is that according to the Daily Mail, this isn’t even against any law or regulation. This, in other words, is actually “free range” conditions.

Daily Mail – And they call this free range: What’s more disturbing? These images of 16,000 ‘free range’ hens crammed into a shed…or the fact their conditions have been approved by the RSPCA?

    Chickens pictured packed tightly inside shed on farm in north Norfolk
There are 16,000 birds kept in narrow building ‘covered in mites and sores’
Part of 35,000-strong farm run by UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew
But RSPCA inspectors found no breaches of any free-range regulations
Eggs from the chickens are supplied to supermarket brand Nobel Foods

By Olga Craig for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 22:08, 12 March 2016

 

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Just News – Israeli News Live – Did Isaiah Prophesy of World Leaders Contacting Aliens?

The Alex Jones Channel – Trumps Orb Is Nothing More Than A TV Remote For Giant Threat Fusion Center

Donald Trump touches glowing orb to open anti-terrorism centre – video
The US president, Donald Trump, and a number of Saudi Arabian regional leaders visit the new Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh on Sunday. The heart of the centre is a giant wall filled with screens displaying real-time online extremist activity. Trump, the Saudi king, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, the Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and Melania Trump placed their hands on a miniature globe, officially activating the centre and launching a futuristic welcome video

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Israeli News Live – Did Isaiah Prophesy of World Leaders Contacting Aliens?
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This is beyond provocative it seems the demons as many believe to be Aliens will try one last effort to find mercy from the Creator, Our eternal father. This may be what causes the showing of the Antichrist, the man of sin to be revealed. But Isaiah goes much deeper, he even speaks about how these demons have tried to alter humans to prevent us from having our own relationship with Yeshua. As Isaiah says their rivers have spolied the land. Jeremiah ask why have we forsaken the fountains of living water. Now the Demons will come up on Mount Zion with a gift hoping God will receive them

Medvedev talks about aliens on Earth! (English Subs)

Men In Black Russian Documentary With English Subtitles
Men In Black is the Documentary advised by Medvedev during an interview regarding how much the russian presidents and institutions knows about aliens living on Earth, it doesn’t say all what there is to say and some things are wrong, but it’s a good start. Remeber to belive only what you are ready to belive into

Israeli News Live – Norwegian Special Forces Enter Syria
Norwegian troops have entered Syria via Iraq’s western border with Syria. The special forces will be joining US and British forces already supporting the Free Syrian Army fighting against the Syrian forces. Germany eyes a Jordanian military base to move forces to claiming Turkey obstructing access to the Incirlik airbase. No doubt a good excuse while NATO prepares to take down Damascus.

The Official Hagmann & Hagmann Report – Revisionist Investigation: Liz Crokin, Diamond & Silk, Steve Quayle and Dr Michael Lake
Steve is the former editor and publisher of Survival Quest and Security and Survival Chronicles – monthly newsletters which dealt with perilous events and how to prepare for them.
For the past seven years, Quayle has articulated the need for Americans to be aware of bioterrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Upon publication of Breathe No Evil, Quayle upstaged mainstream media by years spelling out detailed effects of bioterrorism. Prior to publication of Breathe No Evil, Quayle went on record predicting a major chemical or biological attack in a large world city. Three weeks later, the Aum Shinrikyo cult released nerve gas in the Tokyo subway.
Steve continues to shout from the rooftops, his concern for the massive loss of life due to lack of civil defense and preparation in the public and private sectors. Breathe No Evil was written as an antidote for fear informing people of the necessary steps to take prior to biological and chemical terrorism.
Grab a cup, a pen and a notepad as we hit the skinny pedal on the right with Hagmann and Hagmann Report favorite, Mr Steve Quayle of stevequayle.com.
Steve agreed to check in for and we are all awaiting updates on the Antarctica Deception, as mapped out in his wildly popular, Empire Beneath the Ice.
Dr. Michael K. Lake. Dr Lake holds doctorates in theology and religious education, and he is the chancellor and founder of Biblical Life College and Seminary. In 1995, Dr. Lake and his family found themselves in the crosshairs of an all-out attack from the occult community.

Schumann resonances
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Schumann resonances (SR) are a set of spectrum peaks in the extremely low frequency (ELF) portion of the Earth’s electromagnetic field spectrum. Schumann resonances are global electromagnetic resonances, generated and excited by lightning discharges in the cavity formed by the Earth’s surface and the ionosphere.

Whirling Wi-Fi: Vibrant images reveal how wireless networks sweep and surround us
A student from Newcastle University has made images that ‘show’ Wi-Fi
Luis Hernan made a programme that can measure Wi-Fi strength
He then took long-exposure photography to expose wireless networks
The results are stunning arrays of colour in fantastic shapes
He has also released an app so can take other similar images themselves

Cannabis is one of the safest therapeutic substances on the planet. Dr. Gupta explains why this is valuable for both patients and the medical community alike.
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Catch Up: Australia’s shocking secret trade in Muslim child brides, some as young as ten. Megan Miller reports.
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Scientists Discover That Fasting Triggers Stem Cell Regeneration & Fights Cancer
A study published in Cell Stem Cell shows that cycles of prolonged fasting not only protect against immune system damage — a major side effect of chemotherapy — but also induce immune system regeneration, shifting stem cells from a dormant state to a state of self-renewal.
In both mice and a Phase 1 human clinical trial involving patients receiving chemotherapy, long periods of not eating significantly lowered white blood cell counts. In mice, fasting cycles then “flipped a regenerative switch,” changing the signaling pathways for hematopoietic stem cells, which are responsible for the generation of blood and immune systems, the research showed.
“We could not predict that prolonged fasting would have such a remarkable effect in promoting stem cell-based regeneration of the hematopoietic system.”
The study has major implications for healthier aging, in which immune system decline contributes to increased susceptibility to disease as people age. By outlining how prolonged fasting cycles — periods of no food for two to four days at a time over the course of six months — kill older and damaged immune cells and generate new ones, the research also has implications for chemotherapy tolerance and for those with a wide range of immune system deficiencies, including autoimmunity disorders.
Study – Saying No to Drugs: Fasting Protects Hematopoietic Stem Cells from Chemotherapy and Aging

Just News – Hiding In Plain Sight: The Global Pedophile Ring Exposed

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Neuroscientist Shows What Fasting Does To Your Brain & Why Big Pharma Won’t Study It
Arjun WaliaDecember 11, 2015
“Dietary changes have long been known to have an effect on the brain. Children who suffer from epileptic seizures have fewer of them when placed on caloric restriction or fasts. It is believed that fasting helps kick-start protective measures that help counteract the overexcited signals that epileptic brains often exhibit. (Some children with epilepsy have also benefited from a specific high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.) Normal brains, when overfed, can experience another kind of uncontrolled excitation, impairing the brain’s function, Mattson and another researcher reported in January in the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience.” (source)

Intermittent Fasting For Women, What You Need To Know To Avoid Hormonal Imbalance
Alanna KetlerMay 17, 2017
What Is Intermittent Fasting?
First off, you may have no idea what intermittent fasting even is, so let me explain. The process of intermittent fasting involves restricting the eating period to an 8-10 hour window, so that you are going between 12 and 16 hours or more with absolutely no food in your system. Water, herbal tea, and black coffee are fine, however.
While this may sound really difficult to achieve, especially if you are someone who likes to eat at night, consider this: If you normally have dinner at 7pm and don’t eat anything until 10am the next day, you are already doing it, because you are going 15 hours without food. Basically cutting out that late night snack might be all you need to make intermittent fasting a part of your routine.
Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Medical studies have shown that intermittent fasting can:
Increase energy
Improve cognitive function, memory, and focus
Make us less insulin resistant
Increases the immune system, improves heart health, lowers diabetes risk
Increases the production of brain neurotropic growth factor, a protein that promotes neuron growth, helping to make us more resistant to neurological stress and thus making us less susceptible to neurodegenerative diseases.

So, as you can see, this simple daily practice can absolutely be a great addition to your lifestyle.
Women and Intermittent Fasting
As mentioned above, intermittent fasting can have adverse effects on women and their hormones if not done correctly. Intermittent fasting is relatively new to the mainstream medical system and unfortunately, to date there haven’t been any conclusive studies conducted on the effects of intermittent fasting on women specifically. There have been several animal studies, however, and research has shown that after two weeks of intermittent fasting, female rats stopped having menstrual cycles and their ovaries shrunk. They also experienced more insomnia than the males who were also part of the study.

National paedophile ring exposed by WA arrest
EXCLUSIVE, Gabrielle Knowles
Monday, 15 May 2017 7:55PM
WA link to arrest of Channel 9 reporter Ben McCormack.
The arrest of a suspected child rapist in WA has helped expose a nationwide paedophile ring whose high-profile members allegedly include school teachers and a Sydney-based Channel 9 reporter.
A Current Affair journalist Ben McCormack was arrested last month after WA Police discovered the ring’s membership list as a result of an investigation that The West Australian can now reveal started in February with the arrest of the alleged offender in the State’s south.
That arrest gave police access to phone records, computer files and websites that the alleged child rapist had used to communicate with other members of the ring.
WA Police then shared that information with State and Federal counterparts who target apparent online predators, leading to inquiries around the country.
Investigators were not willing to discuss details of the operation yesterday, but it is understood the arrest of a WA Catholic primary school teacher in March was linked to the case.
It is understood a second teacher based in Queensland is also among those arrested.

The Video About Sharia Law Youtube Keeps Taking Down

The horrors presented in this video are things that most Muslims would rather not publicize. Yet it is the policy of many Muslim nations. How can the western world, who has moved on to maintain basic codes of human rights and freedom, as well as equality for human beings of all races, and genders, relate to these nations as equals and as partners in world policy. Why do these nations have representatives in the UN and in the UN’s human rights council?
We are living in a world where social justice is ignored, and where money is the answer to all human rights violations. We need to stand up against this evil and ask the real leaders of the world to treat the leaders of these countries as the criminals that they are.

Paedophile caught with 137,000 indecent images of children spared jail so he can start family
Telegraph Reporters
6 October 2016 • 9:09am
A paedophile who was found with more than 137,000 indecent images of children has been spared jail because he wants to start a family.
Richard Arrowsmith faced up to five years in prison but was handed a suspended sentence after telling a judge he wanted to become a father.
The 41-year-old was arrested after police received a tip-off in February that an IP address linked to his Sky account was used to download the pictures.
Officers executed a warrant at his home and seized a computer, external hard drive, laptop, mobile phone and USB sticks on April 19 this year.
A court heard a police computerised scanning system flagged up at least 10,000 indecent images and videos on the devices.

Hiding In Plain Sight: The Global Pedophile Ring Exposed
By Whitney Webb at trueactivist.com
Recent revelations regarding pedophile rings run by and for the rich and powerful show that these are not isolated incidents and part of a systemic, global problem targeting defenseless children.
Pedophilia scandals continue to emerge around the world year after year while the corporate media and law enforcement agencies alike fail to treat the sexual exploitation of minors as a global, systemic problem. As the number of child abuse scandals involving the rich and powerful continue to grow, it is becoming impossible to cover up that these instances of child sexual abuse and exploitation are globally organized and often run by the very same people who greatly influence society and politics. The entertainment industry, powerful political centers, and even organized religion have been shown to be major centers where this horrific abuse has been enabled and widely accepted among the “elites” and other powerful individuals that dominate these institutions. What follows are several examples of the widespread depravity practiced by some of the world’s most powerful people.
Earlier this year, world-famous actor Elijah Wood, who began his Hollywood career as a child star, made waves when he called out the “vipers” in the movie industry who “preyed upon” young children in an interview with the Sunday Times. Wood’s claims echoed those raised by numerous other former child stars, including Corey Feldman who famously told ABC news that “the number one problem in Hollywood was and always will be pedophilia.” Another former child actor, Allison Arngrim, who starred on the iconic TV series “Little House on the Prairie,” also seconded these claims, saying that “there are parents who will practically prostitute their kids in the hope they can make money and get ahead. It is a horrible trap that the kids are in.” Other parents of child actors remain silent out of fear even after finding out that their child was sexually abused. Fox News reported that a member of a well-known band, who chose to remain anonymous, found out his child was being victimized by another successful figure in the entertainment industry, who was 30 years her senior. The abuse was covered up with the parent’s complicity to prevent ruining the reputation of the perpetrator and his colleagues.

Smithsonian Admits to Destruction of Thousands of Giant Human Skeletons in Early 1900s
A ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court has forced the Smithsonian Institution to release classified documents dating from the early 1900’s.
Proving the organization had been involved in a historical cover-up of evidence showing giant human remains in the tens of thousands that were uncovered across America that were ordered to be destroyed by upper-level administrators to ensure protection of the mainstream chronology of human evolution in that time.
Allegations were made by the American institution of Alternative Archaeology (AIAA) that the Smithsonian Institution had destroyed thousand so giant human remains during the early 1900’s wasn’t taken so well by the Smithsonian who reacted by suing the organization for defamation and the damage of the 168-year old institution.
During the court case, new evidence was brought in as several Smithsonian whistle blowers admitted to the existence of documents that allegedly proved the destruction of tens of thousands of human skeletons reaching between 6 feet and 12 feet in height, a reality mainstream archeology can not admit to for different reasons, claims AIAA spokesman, James Churward.
“There has been a major cover up by western archaeological institutions since the early 1900′s to make us believe that America was first colonized by Asian peoples migrating through the Bering Strait 15,000 years ago, when in fact, there are hundreds of thousands of burial mounds all over America which the Natives claim were there a long time before them, and that show traces of a highly developed civilization, complex use of metal alloys and where giant human skeleton remains are frequently found but still go unreported in the media and news outlets” he explains.
A turning point of the case was when a 1.3 meter long human femur bone was shown as evidence in court of the existence of such giant human bones. The evidence came as a blow to the Smithsonian’s lawyers as the bone had been stolen from the Smithsonian by one of their high level curators in the mid 1930′s who had kept the bone all his life and admitted on his deathbed in writing of the undercover operations in the Smithsonian.

Red Cross Built Exactly 6 Homes For Haiti With Nearly Half A Billion Dollars In Donations
Justin Elliott and Laura Sullivan ProPublica
This story originally appeared on ProPublica.
The neighborhood of Campeche sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a deflated volleyball in a dusty lot below a wall with a hand-painted the logo of the American Red Cross.
In late 2011, the Red Cross launched a multimillion-dollar project to transform the desperately poor area, which was hit hard by the earthquake that struck Haiti the year before. The main focus of the project — called LAMIKA, an acronym in Creole for “A Better Life in My Neighborhood” — was building hundreds of permanent homes.
Today, not one home has been built in Campeche. Many residents live in shacks made of rusty sheet metal, without access to drinkable water, electricity or basic sanitation. When it rains, their homes flood and residents bail out mud and water.
The Red Cross received an outpouring of donations after the quake, nearly half a billion dollars.
The group has publicly celebrated its work. But in fact, the Red Cross has repeatedly failed on the ground in Haiti. Confidential memos, emails from worried top officers, and accounts of a dozen frustrated and disappointed insiders show the charity has broken promises, squandered donations, and made dubious claims of success.
The Red Cross says it has provided homes to more than 130,000 people. But the actual number of permanent homes the group has built in all of Haiti: six.

Fukushima Dosed Everyone on Earth With Radiation According to Experts Researched scientists claim entire planet has been affected Posted
by: Jay Greenberg |@NeonNettle on 14th May 2017 @ 10.22pm
Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster had an impact on every single person on Earth, according to scientists. The meltdown hit everyone on the planet with a dose of radiation, but fortunately, not enough to have a real impact. The disaster dosed everyone on Earth with radiation equivalent to that of a single x-ray, according to the first global survey of the radiation’s effect. In other words, a negligible amount. “We don’t need to worry,” said Nikolas Evangeliou, according to New Scientist. He is part of the team at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research that conducted the survey. The average person was dosed with 0.5 millisieverts of radiation from the accident. For those in the immediate vicinity of Fukushima, the amount was much higher, at about one to five millisieverts. It takes about 1000 millisieverts to cause radiation sickness. The World Nuclear Association holds that no deaths or cases of radiation sickness were caused by the accident. “More than 80 percent of the radiation was deposited in the ocean and poles, so I think the global population got the least exposure,” he said. “What I found was that we got one extra x-ray each.”

 

Health News – Leading Physician Confirms Unborn Children Feel Excruciating Pain During Abortions

Leading Physician Confirms Unborn Children Feel Excruciating Pain During Abortions
National   Charlotte Lozier Institute   Feb 24, 2017
Sheila Page, D.O., is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. She treats a wide spectrum of patients from the newborn to the elderly, including patients with irreversible and terminal illness. Dr. Page (pictured right) has a special interest in children with disabilities, particularly those whose burden of care is difficult and who have been given little hope for a better quality of life. Dr. Page is one of our nearly 40 associate scholars. In this interview, she discusses palliative care and the science of fetal pain.
In your practice of medicine, you have worked with patients of various ages who are experiencing pain and who in some cases have serious, irreversible medical conditions. How do you seek to improve quality of life for these patients, and does your approach to treating your young patients differ from those who are older?
Page: Over the past 23 years, I have seen a broad spectrum of patients, including those who have either acute pain or breakthrough pain in chronic or terminal conditions. My goal is to help the patient to become pain-free or to improve their quality of life. Using osteopathic manipulative treatment, I try to increase mobility, decrease pain, and improve functions such as breathing, especially when the patient suffers from lung congestion or chest wall pain with breathing.
Using osteopathic manipulative medicine, I balance tensions in the fascial and tendinous elements of the body, relieving strains and congestion. The way I treat healthier adults is different than my approach to very frail patients, or children and infants. Sometimes, in order to resolve the problem, I have to directly touch painful areas, initially causing some pain. That discomfort usually resolves with successful treatment and the patient immediately feels relief. With children, I have to be very gentle and patient. They often are already in pain and at first are pretty upset about my treatment. Once they feel relief, however, they understand and are usually eager to be treated.

HORROR: Images Of Alleged “Organ Farm” In Malaysia-Thailand Border Shocks Social Media
By thecinnaboy Posted on November 30, 2016
Disturbing images of dead children, allegedly killed by “organ farmers” in the Malaysia-Thailand border went viral online, warning parents never to let their children off their sight lest their young fall victim to these syndicates too.
The images, shared by Facebook user Goh Soo Heng, said that over 700 dead bodies of children were found with their organs being emptied. The images showed children lined up like livestock with cut marks all over them, some being tied up or ‘packed’ into cardboard boxes. The gruesome images suggest these are the work of organ farming syndicates, looking to kidnap children in order to harvest their organs for sale in the black market.
The Coverage are unable to verify the claims nor the origins of these images.

German police: It’s an Arab rape game called Taharrush, and now it has come to Europe
Note: The following video apparently is not visible in Cologne, Berlin, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Malmö, and several other European cities where they seem to have completely missed it and thus are shocked to the core.

Lara Logan tells the American documentary program “60 Minutes” about the 20 minutes she was in hell and when she though she was going to die.
It happened suddenly. The Arab Taharrush rape game was in motion, and again she was in the spotlight, only this time the cameras were handheld cell phones and she was about to be gang raped.
Watch her tell about it herself.

Yahoo webcam images from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ

Yahoo webcam images from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ

Britain’s surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.

GCHQ files dating between 2008 and 2010 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.

Yahoo reacted furiously to the webcam interception when approached by the Guardian. The company denied any prior knowledge of the program, accusing the agencies of “a whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy“.

GCHQ does not have the technical means to make sure no images of UK or US citizens are collected and stored by the system, and there are no restrictions under UK law to prevent Americans’ images being accessed by British analysts without an individual warrant.

The documents also chronicle GCHQ’s sustained struggle to keep the large store of sexually explicit imagery collected by Optic Nerve away from the eyes of its staff, though there is little discussion about the privacy implications of storing this material in the first place.

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Optic Nerve, the documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden show, began as a prototype in 2008 and was still active in 2012, according to an internal GCHQ wiki page accessed that year.

The system, eerily reminiscent of the telescreens evoked in George Orwell’s 1984, was used for experiments in automated facial recognition, to monitor GCHQ’s existing targets, and to discover new targets of interest. Such searches could be used to try to find terror suspects or criminals making use of multiple, anonymous user IDs.

Rather than collecting webcam chats in their entirety, the program saved one image every five minutes from the users’ feeds, partly to comply with human rights legislation, and also to avoid overloading GCHQ’s servers. The documents describe these users as “unselected” – intelligence agency parlance for bulk rather than targeted collection.

One document even likened the program’s “bulk access to Yahoo webcam images/events” to a massive digital police mugbook of previously arrested individuals.

“Face detection has the potential to aid selection of useful images for ‘mugshots’ or even for face recognition by assessing the angle of the face,” it reads. “The best images are ones where the person is facing the camera with their face upright.”

The agency did make efforts to limit analysts’ ability to see webcam images, restricting bulk searches to metadata only.

However, analysts were shown the faces of people with similar usernames to surveillance targets, potentially dragging in large numbers of innocent people. One document tells agency staff they were allowed to display “webcam images associated with similar Yahoo identifiers to your known target”.

Optic Nerve was based on collecting information from GCHQ’s huge network of internet cable taps, which was then processed and fed into systems provided by the NSA. Webcam information was fed into NSA’s XKeyscore search tool, and NSA research was used to build the tool which identified Yahoo’s webcam traffic.

Bulk surveillance on Yahoo users was begun, the documents said, because “Yahoo webcam is known to be used by GCHQ targets”.

NSA ragout 3                    

 

Programs like Optic Nerve, which collect information in bulk from largely anonymous user IDs, are unable to filter out information from UK or US citizens. Unlike the NSA, GCHQ is not required by UK law to “minimize”, or remove, domestic citizens’ information from its databases. However, additional legal authorisations are required before analysts can search for the data of individuals likely to be in the British Isles at the time of the search.

There are no such legal safeguards for searches on people believed to be in the US or the other allied “Five Eyes” nations – Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

GCHQ insists all of its activities are necessary, proportionate, and in accordance with UK law.

The documents also show that GCHQ trialled automatic searches based on facial recognition technology, for people resembling existing GCHQ targets: “[I]f you search for similar IDs to your target, you will be able to request automatic comparison of the face in the similar IDs to those in your target’s ID”.

The undated document, from GCHQ’s internal wiki information site, noted this capability was “now closed … but shortly to return!”

The privacy risks of mass collection from video sources have long been known to the NSA and GCHQ, as a research document from the mid-2000s noted: “One of the greatest hindrances to exploiting video data is the fact that the vast majority of videos received have no intelligence value whatsoever, such as pornography, commercials, movie clips and family home movies.”

Sexually explicit webcam material proved to be a particular problem for GCHQ, as one document delicately put it: “Unfortunately … it would appear that a surprising number of people use webcam conversations to show intimate parts of their body to the other person. Also, the fact that the Yahoo software allows more than one person to view a webcam stream without necessarily sending a reciprocal stream means that it appears sometimes to be used for broadcasting pornography.”

The document estimates that between 3% and 11% of the Yahoo webcam imagery harvested by GCHQ contains “undesirable nudity”. Discussing efforts to make the interface “safer to use”, it noted that current “naïve” pornography detectors assessed the amount of flesh in any given shot, and so attracted lots of false positives by incorrectly tagging shots of people’s faces as pornography.

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GCHQ did not make any specific attempts to prevent the collection or storage of explicit images, the documents suggest, but did eventually compromise by excluding images in which software had not detected any faces from search results – a bid to prevent many of the lewd shots being seen by analysts.

The system was not perfect at stopping those images reaching the eyes of GCHQ staff, though. An internal guide cautioned prospective Optic Nerve users that “there is no perfect ability to censor material which may be offensive. Users who may feel uncomfortable about such material are advised not to open them”.

It further notes that “under GCHQ’s offensive material policy, the dissemination of offensive material is a disciplinary offence”.