‘Digital Snitch’ — Govt Can Remotely Activate Cell Phone Cameras and Microphones, Says French Senate

Breitbart.com reports: “The French Senate has approved a bill that would allow the state to spy on certain individuals using microphones and cameras installed on their own devices.

A bill handing French authorities the right to spy on certain individuals using cameras and microphones embedded in private electronic devices has passed its first reading in the French Senate, causing uproar amongst elements of the country’s political class.

The bill will grant relevant authorities the ability to remotely activate cameras within the likes of laptops and smartphones without the user’s permission or even knowledge.

According to a report by Le Figaro, the bill restricts the use of such methods for individuals suspected of being involved in specific types of crime, including ‘terrorism, delinquency and organized crime’…”

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