FBI reveals it can view through your webcam without triggering the on light

Posted on Sunday, Dec 08 2013 @ 11:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The FBI revealed that it has the ability to activate any computer's in-built webcam without triggering the light that lets users know the camera is on. The bureau claims this type is spying is mainly used in cases linked to counter terrorism or serious criminal activities.
According to the Washington Post, the agency has had the ability to covertly monitor computer’s cameras for years. Speaking to the newspaper, Marcus Thomas, the former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division confirmed that the agency has the ability. However, to calm fears that the Bureau has been spying on civilians via their computers without their knowledge for years, Thomas stressed that the ability has been used “mainly” in counter terrorism or serious criminal activities.
Source: T3

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