Are you the kind of person that covers their webcam with a sticker, so nobody can spy on them? Almost every device now is equipped with at least one camera. They make virtual meetings a little more personal. You can visually interact with the other person, read facial expressions, and thus better understand how they feel. This subtle information adds a lot of depth to conversations. But webcams can do a lot more than enhance virtual conversations. Few of us use their full potential for fun, convenience, and safety.
Google says all this data is encrypted in transit, but Google holds the keys and could decrypt it whenever they wanted (or were made to).
Do you spy on your kids? If so, why? If not, why not? This is the question at hand today. These are the questions that we’re going to explore in this debate.
Syme hopes that enough people are fed up with the NSA-style spying on citizens around the world, and it will spark a mess exodus off Facebook and Google+ and onto encrypted alternatives.