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Countersurveillance Software Promoted at RSA

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

February 24, 2014

Network World reports that among those attending this week’s RSA Conference in California will be Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, promoting countersurveillance software maker SnoopWall. Wolf, who was extorted by an online hacker who had accessed her computer’s webcam to take pictures of her, wants to use her “Miss Teen USA platform to raise awareness about cybercrime and potentially help prevent others from being victimized too,” the report states. Privacy Perspectives recently examined privacy and security issues around webcams, including the case of teenager Jared James Abrahams, who “hacked into at least two dozen computers belonging to young women.” Editor’s Note: The IAPP is on the ground at RSA and will be reporting on privacy issues explored at the event.
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