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Originally posted by halfoldman
I'm starting to think that any screen might also be a lens (1984?), or any speaker can also be a bug.edit on 26-6-2013 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by halfoldman
OK, call me paranoid, but this is the second time in a few weeks that I could swear my monitor flashed, like taking a photo of me.
I was searching for images of Snowden, to make a comment on the joke forum here, and just as the images popped up ... flash, just like a photo!
Yeah, like my monitor just took a photo of me...with a flash!
It could just be that something flashed the search results and kept them.
That is, it took some record of the screen page, but didn't actually photograph me.
But is this even conceivably possible?
There may be many other explanations
but right now I feel somewhat spooked.
If this is possible I'm going to start dressing up, trim my beard and wear concealer before surfing the Web.
It probably won't be much of a thread as people say it's not possible, but I'm starting to think that any screen might also be a lens (1984?), or any speaker can also be a bug.
I really don't care that much, since they'll have nothing but a pretty ugly mug, but it does make me wonder.edit on 26-6-2013 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Gazrok
reply to post by Iamschist
Now we just have to figure out what to do about those pesky drones
Van Eck phreaking is the process of eavesdropping on the contents of a CRT or LCD display by detecting its electromagnetic emissions. It is named after Dutch computer researcher Wim van Eck, who in 1985 published the first paper on it, including proof of concept. Phreaking is the process of exploiting telephone networks, used here because of its connection to eavesdropping.
Van Eck phreaking might also be used to compromise the secrecy of the votes in an election using electronic voting. This caused the Dutch government to ban the use of NewVote computer voting machines manufactured by SDU in the 2006 national elections, under the belief that ballot information might not be kept secret. In a 2009 test of electronic voting systems in Brazil, Van Eck phreaking was used to successfully compromise ballot secrecy as a proof of concept.
In 1946, Soviet school children presented a two foot wooden replica of the Great Seal of the United States to Ambassador Averell Harriman.
On May 26, 1960, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. unveiled the Great Seal Bug before the UN Security Council to counter Soviet denunciations of American U-2 espionage. The Soviets had presented a replica of the Great Seal of the United States as a gift to Ambassador Averell Harriman in 1946. The gift hung in the U.S. Embassy for many years, until in 1952, during George F. Kennan's ambassadorship, U.S. security personnel discovered the listening device embedded inside the Great Seal. Lodge's unveiling of this Great Seal before the Security Council in 1960 provided proof that the Soviets also spied on the Americans, and undercut a Soviet resolution before the Security Council denouncing the United States for its U-2 espionage missions. – U.S. Department of State