Monday, April 25, 2016

Your stuff is surveilling you

Your stuff is surveilling you: New devices’ latest features can spy on your every move: Your laptop has a video camera built into it. When it’s recording, a little green light blinks on so you’re aware you’re being recorded. But it can be instructed to videotape your activities without the green camera light being on.  

I'm not bothered that my stuff is watching my every move.  I'm bothered that a professor of electrical engineering and computer science thinks a computer has videotape in it.  Good grief.

4 comments:

Deb said...

Perhaps he was using the parlance of his presumed audience. Nonetheless, hello, Editor!

Bill Crider said...

This is rapidly becoming a pet peeve of mine. The newscasts here regularly refer to people "videotaping" with their phones.

Don Coffin said...

It is annoying...but, then, I hear (or read) about people dialing their phones, too.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

My Dad, who was an electrical engineer, built a gadget that attached to the computer through a USB port and could be used to videotape the screen images. He did it because he read in the IEEE magazine, where he was an occasional contributor for decades, that it could not be done. He was working on writing a piece on the matter when he passed.