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Apple wants to spy on you

Hidden Cameras for Apple Products

| Posted: Jan 12, 2009 5:37 pm

Following in our paranoia and big-brother vein today we find an interesting and potentially scary article over at Fudzilla.

 

It seems the Jobs Mob wants to put tiny hidden cameras on all of their equipment. These cameras could be turned on remotely to view the person sitting at the system.

 

On the surface Apple is claiming this is a theft deterrent. Under the surface it is very concerning. It would be possible for malicious code to turn this on also. This means that a hacker could sit back and take pictures of you or video of what you are doing. I think this one should go in the "Bad-Idea" drawer.

 

Read more here.

 

Apple wants to spy on you

The big idea is that the camera will not be seen by thieves and can be switched on if the laptop is nicked. The downside is that it cant be seen by the owner either. This means that a virus writer could hack there way into your computer and see what you are doing in front of the screen.

 

OK, looking at an Apple user grinning smugly back at you is not going to be good viewing, but there might be one or two that are reasonably decent looking and a couple might not be wearing much. But it is equally possible that the maker of the most proprietary software in the world might be interested in seeing what is going on.

 

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