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remote web cam

by dain-bramage / July 14, 2010 4:19 AM PDT

I'm going out of town soon and would like to access my pc away from home. I also want to access my webcam to check on my roommate without her knowing.

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Without her knowing?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 14, 2010 5:54 AM PDT
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What, voyeurism?

I'm not sure we can help.

If you have concerns about the security of the contents of your computer whilst you are away, then maybe you should remove the temptation in the first place.

Sorry, but we can't discuss what you ask. It seems to me to be an invasion of privacy.

So, I am locking this discussion. If you think I err, then use the "Report Offensive Post" link to explain why.

Mark

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The story clearly shows ...
by Kees Bakker / July 15, 2010 8:05 PM PDT
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that if you're doing something you're supposed NOT to do, it's a good idea to turn off your PC, just in case someone hacked your microphone or webcam.

Kees

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Keeping it locked...
by John.Wilkinson / July 15, 2010 10:27 PM PDT
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Roommate implies several things regarding the situation, including the expectation of privacy, both personal and legal, as well as the presumption that some private acts (such as changing clothes, for instance) will occur. I doubt you would appreciate it if she or another individual secretly set up a camera to secretly watch you, and you should show her the same respect. You may look at it as solely your peace of mind, but it is very much an invasion of privacy and, considering the legal concerns associate with it, this thread shall remain locked.

I will add, however, that there are reasonable alternatives to such an invasion of privacy, including asking your neighbors to call you if your roommate throws a wild party. And if you are worried about your personal possessions and privacy, you always have the option of securing your valuables under lock and key.

Regards,
John

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