[talk] Fine I put tape over my webcam but now what

Edward Capriolo edlinuxguru at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 00:31:07 EDT 2016

On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 12:17 AM, Chris Snyder <chsnyder at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 6:48 PM, Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
>> On 11/3/16 3:26 PM, Mark Saad wrote:
>>> Ok
>>>   So here is a good read from the land of tinfoil hats and hacking  air
>>> gapped openbsd laptops via sound.
>>> http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/11/how-to-block-the-ult
>>> rasonic-signals-you-didnt-know-were-tracking-you/
>>> So the tldr parts , ad tracking via ultrasound beacons . Imagine you
>>> install the wallmart app to get the 25% off coupon but it's tracking you
>>> via ultrasound beacons.
>>> Interesting non the less .
>> yea pretty terrifying that adtech has succeded in normalizing the idea
>> that to use the internet is to consent to living a surveillance state. the
>> worst part - imho - is the fact that most of people who i've worked with in
>> this industry a) don't realize they are creating a surveillance state or b)
>> think it's a good thing.
> Just had the interesting-to-me thought that audio tracking works over
> voice and videoconferencing links, no "internet" necessary.
> If stray dogs start taking an uncommon interest in you, turn off your
> phone.
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I am less worried about adtech companies that make marginal profits on look
alike targeting and more worried about the large player that has its own
protocols and browser, because they make there own rules.

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