Seven rent-to-own companies and a software developer have settled federal charges that they spied on customers, including watching them having sex.
They say the walls have ears - but what if your hire-purchase PC has eyes, and reports what it's seen back to the rental company?
The Lower Merion School District - accused earlier this year of spying on its students with webcams - has agreed to settle the case out of court.
Logitech has debuted a new line of HD webcams that offer 720p for video calls over Skype, Yahoo, Windows Live Messenger and Gmail Voice/Video Chat.
As progress is made to the investigation of the unbelievable webcam spying case at the Lower Merion school district, parents will soon be notified if their children were in any of the 56,000 images that were secretly captured.
The scandal over the Pennsylvania school accused of taking unauthorized pictures of students via their laptops shows no sign of abating.
If you combine two great vices – a penchant for porn and a love of gambling – with the Internet, you might come up with something similar to Chatroulette, a three month old site which has become an overnight craze for anyone and everyone with a computer and webcam.
The FBI and federal prosecutors have joined an investigation of a Pennsylvania-area school district accused of spying on students with remotely activated webcams.
A recent TV report from Denver, Colorado station KDVR has gamers on the virtual rampage, as its hysterical sensationalism blocks out all common sense in a report which appears to deliver the message that gaming will lead to child molestation and death.