May 262010
 
 May 26, 2010  Posted by  Misc

Kelly Jackson Higgins reports:

Researchers from Microsoft have come up a sensor widget concept that provides alerts and lets users control and monitor exactly what other users see from their webcams, microphones, and other live data streams.

Jon Howell and Stuart Schechter, both with Microsoft Research, say they conducted this research because they were concerned about applications able to access multimedia peripherals doing things like continuing to record video or sound even after the user’s video-chat call is complete, for example — without the user’s knowledge.

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