Can a computer eavesdrop?

  1. Posts : 22,814
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    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?

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    Later Ted
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    Bare Foot Kid said:
    Can a computer eavesdrop?
    Yes. If it has ears
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  3. Posts : 3,141
    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).

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  4. Posts : 440
    Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

    crazy crazy.. yes they've been listening in for a long time.
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  5. Posts : 8,608
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

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

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  6. Posts : 1,487
    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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  7. Posts : 123
    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)
    Last edited by AvatarOfTheShip; 10 Jan 2010 at 11:12.
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