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Originally posted by AGWskeptic
I put black electrical tape over the camera on my laptop before I even powered it up.
My friends think I'm paranoid, but I know that in reality if a hacker can get in my computer they can turn my cam on.
Am I alone here?
Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by Gregorian
I deliberately use the term they because they are not a constant.
...Quote pared for brevity's sake...
I hope that answers your question.
Everytthing that comes out now has the ability to be tapped into through wifi. Wouldn't be surprised if my Fridge started telling my insurance (if I had any) that I ate 4 hot dogs today,
Originally posted by boymonkey74
Great thread dude
But I must admit it does look pretty cool and I can always turn the camera off and put a hanky over it when not using it.
I mean the only thing they will see is me playing a video game.
Just a quick question does it have to be plugged into the net to play it?
Originally posted by louczar
reply to post by tgidkp
All of the information about spying on citizens is disgusting. I'm sure they already collect data on people and store it.
But to what purpose? With NDAA they don't need any evidence to snatch someone up and put them down at all.
Why bother making a case and collecting evidence when all you need is a suspicion that someone is thinking too hard about things, or whatever it is that they don't like about you, and couple that with unlimited "detention" (more likely termination) powers? These days they can just make s*** up about you after the fact of your disposal.
...credit card companies have a history of your purchases from the past and know geographically where those purchases have been made..a grocery store in the USA used the data it collected on it’s shoppersto find patterns in their shopping habits. They found that when men bought diapers on Thursdays and Saturdays, they also had a strong tendency to buy beer. The grocery store could have used this valuable information to increase their profits..
Think of it as an electronic bug in your wallet.
Every time you make a purchase on a credit card or debit card, a record of that transaction is logged into a database of information collected by your credit card issuer.
In exchange for the convenience of using plastic, you also give up something some people hold dear -- privacy. Many privacy experts warn that consumers should be mindful of what they buy with plastic
Data mining is a computerized technology that uses complicated algorithms to find relationships and trends in large data bases, real or perceived, previously unknown to the [government] to promote decision support...The context for this study includes current and future industry applications and practices for research performed in data mining applications...
Artificial neural networks are non-linear predictive decision making model which uses existing data with a known outcome to train a model which can then be used to make predictions on data with unknown outcomes
Computerized point of sale software programs can track sales information from very general to very detailed, depending on the software package being utilized and the manner in which the program has been set up...Data mining automatically analyzes the information and can find relationships among the data...
Originally posted by Unity_99
I enjoy the OP's threads, but I am a little dismayed at how many flags and agreements are given to this very negative idea.
Has everyone given up? I'll die, all my kids, before ever giving the most criminal beings in the universe, any power over us.