In other words, can a hacker see my screen and record my video call with my friends and show our faces at the same time?

But the problem here is that it’s much, much worse than that. He can copy your data, your history, your programs, your files, your emails, your pictures; anything on your machine.

He can use your computer to send spam, or hack other computers, or spread malware, or hide his location, or do anything.

And if he’s any good as a hacker, he can do almost all of what I just described without you noticing. That’s why people like me harp so hard on staying safe in the first place.

As as soon as you say, “If I’m sure that a hacker is controlling my computer”, without going any further, I can tell you you’re screwed! That’s why we want you to keep your system up to date, run anti-malware scans, and so on. Avoid downloading and installing stuff you don’t need. Don’t open attachments that you aren’t 100% certain are safe. This is all stuff you already know or should already know. I know that it sounds overwhelming, but it’s completely doable and really, it doesn’t have to be a huge imposition.

Translations show they include “student demonstrations,” “oil protest,” “Tiananmen slaughter,” “Amnesty International,” and “Reporters Without Borders.” But there are also a large number that are sex- and pornography-related—like “sex chat,” “live nude chat service,” and “kinky cinema.” Some cover violence, such as “Molotov cocktails” and “hired killer.” And it doesn’t end there.

The software scans for references to drugs like ecstasy, methamphetamine, and ketamine—while bizarre terms that translate into English as “ancient horse recipe” and “throwing eggs" could also land users on a watch list.

I don’t have a hole in my jeans for nothing.” Richardson is shamelessly upfront about his sleep-your-way-to-the-top stipulations, and his Skype chat with Kate follows the same trajectory as another Skype conversation he had with model Felice Fawn that same year.

When Fawn told him she would never “sell her body for fame,” he responded, “Then you need to work at Mc Donald’s, this is the lifestyle,” adding that on any given day, there were at least 20 other models willing to fuck him for the exposure.

Just like there are rules to driving a car safely, once you get them memorized, they become second nature as soon as you pull out of the driveway.