But PC users shouldn’t rejoice—Mac Books are not the only devices at risk.Webcam-spying—particularly the variant that involves disabling LED indicator lights—takes quite a bit of effort, but the practice isn’t limited to the realm of benevolent academics.Anyone who spends a lot of time surfing the internet knows all it’s chock-full of puzzling findings.All it takes is a few clicks of a mouse, and suddenly you find yourself down the rabbit hole.Some students in the Lower Merion School District reported seeing the indicator light turn on with no explanation.
One of the women’s father however caught onto the messages and he informed the police about the situation.
Sometimes, however, you come across something that stops you in your tracks and seems to defy explanation.
This is the case with an unidentified South Korean woman who calls herself Chip-Chan.
This sort of special intelligence cooperation is a regular occurrence under the "Five Eyes" program. Obviously, when used correctly and legally, this is an important counter-terrorism tool. government still has, new legislation notwithstanding, is how to assure the proper handling of extremely personal information that is completely unrelated to any counter terrorism or criminal activity.
But when it is used as a political tool to harass or blackmail people, the consequences are different and corrosive. But the NSA and GCHQ aren't the only entities spying on webcams.