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2012/05/26

1984 was not meant as an instruction manual –from my twitter stream

The telescreens are already here. I was discussing this with a friend that was telling me that an acquaintance of his has placed a band aid over his laptop camera. They are everywhere (in the form of smart phones, laptops and tablets, all camera and GPS enabled and sometimes remotely accessible) and now with the Internet enabled TV sets they are slowly converging to what Orwell had in mind.

Damn.

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2 Responses to “Telescreen”

  1. keramida Says:

    My wife also has a band-aid over her laptop camera. At first I thought she’s being a bit paranoid. Then this bug was exposed:

    http://securitytracker.com/id/1020996

    I stopped thinking she was being paranoid shortly afterwards.

    • adamo Says:

      Of course you should stop feeling paranoid. Indeed the telescreens are here to stay:

      Once a system is infected, Flame begins a complex set of operations, including sniffing the network traffic, taking screenshots, recording audio conversations, intercepting the keyboard, and so on. All this data is available to the operators through the link to Flame’s command-and-control servers.


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