Re: camera tech for crime prevention

Brian D Williams (
Fri, 1 Oct 1999 10:44:25 -0700 (PDT)

From: Jeff Davis <>

>I know. Shades of big brother. Yeah, it's a problem. But here's
>the basis of a solution. Appropriate access to the signals. The
>signals, live and recorded, are privately owned. Your house and
>car: you own the signal. Neighborhood cameras: the community
>members own the signal jointly. Big brother gets access to the
>signal only under rigorously controlled circumstances. (Yeah, I
>know. "Dream on!" you say. Well, a fellow can dream, can't he?)

>From Nanogirl News 09/23/99

*U.S. Army special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command have 'proved' that NetBus and Back Orifice can be used to hijack desktop camera and microphone applications for the purposes of industrial espionage, spying or to gather evidence for a criminal investigation. The commandeered cameras and microphones can then secretly send data to a monitoring station unbeknownst to the end user.,1510,12891,00.html