The same goes for Skype, Yahoo chats and the cameras on our laptops.
They allow us unprecedented, instant communication with colleagues, friends and loved ones.
These are liberating tools that allow for surprisingly human contact (as the Yahoo story shows), and we are better off for them. Communications technology is like a window in your house. It also lets people passing by look inside your home.
The method on how to spy on someone through their camera phone has been lingering in the minds of many people.
The laptop you already own will do nicely thanks to their built-in cameras and microphones.
Just follow these steps to turn your phone camera into a spying app.
News surfaced last week that a British intelligence agency had tapped into Yahoo’s webcam chat service and retrieved still images and information from millions of chats around the globe between 20.
Whether the effort caught any terrorists was not revealed, according to The Guardian which broke the story, but it did catch an awful lot of pictures of naked people in front of their PCs, which tells you more about webcam chats than you want to know.
It automatically records video clips with your Mac's built-in camera.
If you have a Dropbox account, Spy Cam will save the videos there in real time.
Microsoft also takes pains to point out privacy restrictions with Xbox, telling The Verge last year that it does not collect personal information about users, including images, and send it to corporate servers via Kinect.