The US Secret Service has confiscated computer equipment from a Brooklyn artist who installed unauthorised software on computers at two New York Apple stores.
25-year-old Kyle McDonald installed software onto MacBooks and iMacs, that automatically took photographs every minute of Apple customers as they stared at the computers they used in the Apple stores.
These surreptitiously-taken photographs were then posted on a Tumblr blog and made into a video.
McDonald says that he asked permission from staff to take pictures inside the store, but it’s unclear whether he had permission to install onto the computers what sounds suspiciously like spyware. And there are obvious privacy questions that might be raised too.
McDonald did what everyone does when the Secret Service comes knocking on your day these days. He posted a message on Twitter…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.