Most of us have used our laptop webcams to either video chat with someone or to take a selfie.
A slew of news stories over the intervening years, however, have revealed that what was once considered paranoia is now an uncomfortable reality.
In 2009, a student sued his school when he discovered his school-provided laptop was secretly photographing him (the ensuing legal investigation revealed that the school had collected 56,000 photographs of students without their knowledge or consent).
She was from a very small town in Washington with a population of less than five hundred.
I was working my way through college as an event bartender in Portland. I heard her voice come across the phone, but something wasn’t right.
“Wow, you should just be my personal tour guide,” she said, grabbing my arm and smiling. She was infectious, with a personality that was so innocent and warm. There were a few issues that we would have to work through.