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Facebook is considering secretly watching and recording users through their webcams and smartphone cameras, a newly discovered patent suggests.
The document explains how the company would use technology to see how your facial expressions change when you come across different types of content on the site.
However, the document raises yet more concern about a company that, in 2014, was found to have secretly manipulated hundreds of thousands of users’ News Feeds as part of an experiment to work out whether it could affect people’s emotions.
The company later admitted that it “failed to communicate clearly why and how we did it”.
Last year, a picture posted by Mark Zuckerberg showed that he covers his webcam and microphone with tape.
The public rather predictably made a big deal out of it, and the discovery of Facebook’s patent will only fuel speculation.
There's a real threat of being watched and recorded where you live, and without your knowledge or consent.
Anyone with or near a computer and its webcam is potentially at risk.
Recent reports confirm hundreds of thousands of computers infected in 2014 by only a single type of RAT, with the actual number of infections across years and technology far, far higher.
A leading case illustrating the problems with the “in-flight” ECPA approach is , still-pending federal litigation over RAT spying conducted by rent-to-own computer stores franchised by Aaron’s, Inc.
At issue are privacy harms suffered by Colorado residents Crystal and Brian Byrd at the hands of a RAT called PC Rental Agent.
In 2009, when Susan Clements-Jeffrey purchased a used laptop from a student at the high school where she substitute taught, chances are she didn’t expect that the transaction would conclude with local police in her living room, laughing at her and calling her "stupid" while showing her explicit pictures of herself taken from her computer.
Later, at the police station, according to court documents, the abuse continued, with the men now calling her disgusting while reading from her private instant message chats.