Scary. Insane. Ridiculous. Invasive. Wrong. The Washington Post reports that the FBI has had the ability to secretly activate a computer’s camera “without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording” for years now. What in the hell is going on? What kind of world do we live in?
Marcus Thomas, the former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division, told the Post that that sort of creepy spy laptop recording is “mainly” used in terrorism cases or the “most serious” of criminal investigations. That doesn’t really make it less crazy (or any better) since the very idea of the FBI being able to watch you through your computer is absolutely disturbing.
ah yeah i know someone who used to keep blu tac over the lens when they weren’t using it i figured it was a bit unecessary but maybe not
I have my laptop camera covered by a banana sticker and my 3DS camera with something I found stuck to an envelope
Quite a few hackers can do this too, it’s not that hard. You can be sure most organizations specialized in spying on people can do this.