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29 Apr

This may be a feature of commercial spyware packages, such as Fin Spy from Fin Fisher, which marketing documents covertly leaked through Wiki Leaks claim can be “covertly deployed on target systems” to allow “live surveillance through webcam and microphone.” A surveillance program called Ghostnet, reckoned to be a Chinese spying operation against prominent Tibetans including the Dalai Lama, involved “web cameras [which are] silently triggered, and audio inputs surreptitiously activated,” according to a 2009 report into the snooping by the University of Toronto.Marcus Thomas, a former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division, recently told the that the FBI has long been able to covertly activate a computer’s camera, without triggering any "recording in progress" warning light.The FBI have been able to use the spyware technology for years and have put it in place in terrorism cases or the most serious criminal investigations, Marcus Thomas, former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division in Quantico, told the Washington Post.Hacking into webcams using remote administration tools, also known as ‘ratting’, to spy on women and ‘enslave’ them by controlling their computers and secretly filming and taking pictures is not a new phenomenon but has grown in the past year.Earlier this year, tech site Arstechnica revealed that one of the 'slave forums' had 23 million total posts, where ‘ratters’ boasted about their ‘slaves’ posting pictures, mainly of women, unaware that they were being watched.‘We have transitioned into a world where law enforcement is hacking into people’s computers, and we have never had public debate,’ Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist for the American Civil Liberties Union told the Post. and British spy agencies were able to harvest huge amounts of data - including emails and search history - on millions of people by tapping into internet servers.The open letter to the President and Congress reads: 'We understand that governments have a duty to protect their citizens.

Normally, any program running on a Mac Book’s central processing unit that takes images through Apple's i Sight camera would turn on the tell-tale light.

Even if you rebelled against technology, ditched your mobile phone, and avoided using heavily-tracked web services like Facebook and Google, you’d still be on surveillance cameras that capture your face, license plate scanners, and credit databases, among other things. Apple, AT&T, Microsoft, Google, Verizon…companies like these mine your data for commercial reasons, but they end up having to give it up to law enforcement when asked.

Staying more private means keeping your data out of the hands of the private companies that feed the government.

Administrators at Lower Merion High School near Philadelphia reportedly captured 56,000 images of students by using a trojan installed on school-issued laptops.

"Students reported seeing a ‘creepy’ green flicker that indicated that the camera was in use.