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Topic # 127299 5-Aug-2013 19:17
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With the revelations of the NSA collecting data on everything digital be it emails, messages and even txt messages.

I heard that even some people have had their webcams being turned on and having someone look at them. Do you guys reckon we also have our webcam capture stored on the NSA's database as well?

Is it actually possible for the NSA to manually connect to your Laptop/Tablet/TV's with Camera's/Xbox One/PS4 Camera and record and save the webcam video? It wouldn't surprise me as with the recent leaks about them storing petabytes of world data..

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  Reply # 872280 5-Aug-2013 19:31
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Sure it would be, there are plenty of pieces of software that hackers use to access webcams of compromised computers, would be naive to think that the people being targeted were not having things like this done on their computers during the collection of evidence.




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  Reply # 872283 5-Aug-2013 19:34
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richms: Sure it would be, there are plenty of pieces of software that hackers use to access webcams of compromised computers, would be naive to think that the people being targeted were not having things like this done on their computers during the collection of evidence.


Yeah nah what I mean is that in people's opinions do we have our webcam footage stored 24/7 by the likes of the NSA? Wouldn't be surprising as they have petabytes of storage at their database.

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  Reply # 872290 5-Aug-2013 19:40
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21brandon21:
richms: Sure it would be, there are plenty of pieces of software that hackers use to access webcams of compromised computers, would be naive to think that the people being targeted were not having things like this done on their computers during the collection of evidence.


Yeah nah what I mean is that in people's opinions do we have our webcam footage stored 24/7 by the likes of the NSA? Wouldn't be surprising as they have petabytes of storage at their database.


I doubt it. For one thing most webcams have a light that comes on when they're on. For another, many people would notice their bandwidth being sucked up by a constant cam stream. I'm pretty sure they would only play with webcams and mics if they were specifically targeting you.

If the thought bothers you, just unplug your cam when you're not using it. Bonus: small power saving.




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  Reply # 872301 5-Aug-2013 19:43
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Duct tape comes in a variety of colours. I'm sure you can find something which relatively closely matches your computer.

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  Reply # 872306 5-Aug-2013 19:49
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if you make your tin foil hat into a full mask they won't know who it is they are watching




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  Reply # 872307 5-Aug-2013 19:52
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jeffnz: if you make your tin foil hat into a full mask they won't know who it is they are watching


And people made the same comments about the Government spying on you. Now those tin foil hat people aren't so crazy eh? And I was just asking whether people actually believe this happens.

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  Reply # 872313 5-Aug-2013 20:00
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jeffnz: if you make your tin foil hat into a full mask they won't know who it is they are watching

Duct tape also comes in silver!

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  Reply # 872326 5-Aug-2013 20:08
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21brandon21:
jeffnz: if you make your tin foil hat into a full mask they won't know who it is they are watching


And people made the same comments about the Government spying on you. Now those tin foil hat people aren't so crazy eh? And I was just asking whether people actually believe this happens.

sorry no idea what you are referring to, as to whether I believe it, well anything is possible and if they want to watch me on my webcam then good luck to them.






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