Joni just sent this link about Apple’s Facetime faux pas, letting users listen in to people before they answer a call. That was an error, but it shows what can be done. How can anyone ever really know when their own microphones and cameras are spying on them?
Mark Zuckerberg puts tape over his camera. Good idea. What about sound? When I visit friends who have those Alexa, Siri, Hey Google gizmos, I know our conversations are being monitored by the machine … and who else? And is every word recorded? How could we know?
Huawei’s CFO is under arrest in Canada, awaiting extradition to face charges of industrial espionage. Who makes the chips inside about 60% of the security cameras we see all around us? Smile. You may be on TV in Beijing.