Friday, March 12, 2010

Peeping Tom Technology

Peeping Tom Technology

What if someone put software in your computer that could turn on your webcam and watch you. Would you feel violated?
Should that person be punished? What if they did it for "security" reasons? Would that excuse them? What if they recorded and distributed what they saw?

What if they observed you in a setting where you had a reasonable expectation of privacy, like your own home. What if they positioned the software in your computer secretly under the guise of of an automatic update to a utility program like Real Player or Adobe Air? What if you caught them doing all this?

What would you do?

Now supposing they recorded you in a compromising position and taunted you about it later to let you know what they had seen?

What's the right thing to do to people like this?

No comments:

Post a Comment