FBI Spying

Most popular investigation agency “FBI” can easily activate the computer’s webcam without any user intervention.

At the time, when we turn on our webcam, there is usually a light which indicates us about the status of cam, but FBI can easily by -pass that and can switch on the webcam without turning on the light.

The agency has the ability to access webcam for years, Washington post reported.

It is also stated by the former assistant director of the FBI’s Operation Technology division ‘Marcus Thomas’-“Our agency can access webcams.”

Thomas pointed out that this ability has been used mainly in counter terrorism or any type of serious criminal investigation.

US officials say- This technique is used by the FBI sparingly, to keep public references to its online surveillance tools to a minimum.

After evidence is gathered, subjects are notified about the surveillance.

Thomas said, “Because of encryption and because targets are increasingly using mobile devices, law enforcement is realising that more and more they’re going to have to be on the device,” “They’re going to have to use these types of tools more and more.”

Until, there is not any rule on whether these types of techniques are attack on privacy.

Whereas, principal technologist for the American Civil Liberties Union ‘Christopher Soghoian’ said, “We have transitioned into a world where law enforcement is hacking into people’s computers, and we have never had public debate,” “Judges are having to make up these powers as they go along.”



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