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Along with the photos, data on your location is displayed in the intercept so you can be easily tracked.All this happens without any awareness by the phone user -- the screen can either be turned off or on, it does not matter.Many of the images obtained were very personal ones and could be used to either embarrass or blackmail users.
Camera spying is so widespread that it's happening in schools.
Just this year Lower Merion Township in suburban Philadelphia, settled a lawsuit brought by two students, paying them $610,000 in compensation. The school provided 2,300 Mac Books to their students and installed spy software on them that snapped pictures of the students.
Marcus Thomas, a former assistant director of the FBI's Operational Technology Division in Quantico, Virginia, tells the Washington Post that the FBI could spy on anyone's webcam without turning on the camera's indicator light.
While not all webcams have indicator lights, and many laptops do not have them at all, the indicator light is a nice security feature that tells you when the camera is active.
Szymon has gotten around the Android requirement to display any photo preview on the screen by reducing the preview to only one pixel, which you won't notice even when your screen is on.