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Windows 7: Can a computer eavesdrop?

28 Oct 2008   #1
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
Can a computer eavesdrop?

A new spying lawsuit asks "can computers eavesdrop?"


The Electronic Frontier Foundation Thursday opened what attorney Kevin Bankston called the "second front in our battle to stop the NSA's illegal surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans," with a lawsuit targeting top administration officials who approved or implemented the National Security Agency's program of warrantless surveillance. At the heart of the suit is a surprising and complex question that legal experts say remains radically unsettled: Can a computer eavesdrop?

Read more at the source.


Later Ted


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30 Oct 2008   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Can a computer eavesdrop?
Yes. If it has ears
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30 Oct 2008   #3
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Looks like that computer has ears. You can see the ears/computer interface. Definitely an invasion of privacy IMHO. On the flip side, anyone who thinks their emails or cell phones are private is fooling themselves. Don't send anything in an email or say over any kind of portable phone that you wouldn't say in public. I can hear one of my neighbors phone conversations over the radio when conditions are right (or wrong).

Gary
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03 May 2009   #4
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

crazy crazy.. yes they've been listening in for a long time.
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04 May 2009   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Don't forget that you can use the ear-lobes as a floating device







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09 May 2009   #6
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Considering that the FBI can use the microphone in your cell phone to listen in to the surroundings, anything is possible.
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10 Jan 2010   #7
AvatarOfTheShip

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

If a computer used by the NSA can't eavesdrop then I guess the NSA must be philosophically committed to the notion that a computer can't infringe copyright either? (It's OK, I'm wearing my tinfoil hat hehe)
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