Every move you make ...
Oo-er, mum. Does this mean what we get up to on the front room sofa, in our bedrooms or in the back of the car down a Lover's Lane is now open to spooks in Langley and GCHQ?
Experts say ordinary people are unlikely to be targeted. The technology is used to spy on international drugs dealers and terrorists. Mind you, if it's a quiet night who knows what the eavesdroppers might get up to. Particularly if they activate a video link via the TV or computer screen.
“Who do you fancy?”
“How about 35 Acacia Avenue. She's a bit of all right.”
If they tune into our house they'll be disappointed. Everybody sitting round with trays on their laps, eating curry and the occasional comment on the state of society.
“Back in my day,” I would say, “we didn't watch TV while we ate supper. We actually talked to each other.” Pause. “It was awful.”
It has been noted that Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg covers the camera and microphone on his laptop with tape. Does this make him paranoid? Does he have inside information? To be honest, I do the same with my laptop. Just in case.