Matthew Brocker and Stephen Checkoway’s paper, regrettably (though inevitably) titled “i See You: Disabling the Mac Book Webcam Indicator LED,” exposes the flaw in many Apple laptops built before 2008.
In 2010, high school administrators in Pennsylvania took more than 30,000 webcam images of students using remote access tools installed on school-issued laptops.
Some students in the Lower Merion School District reported seeing the indicator light turn on with no explanation.
I confess to being bewildered, still, by what is often said to be the greatest game of Star Craft II ever played. The right hand, meanwhile, darts and clicks with a mouse, contrapuntally, so frantic that carpal-tunnel syndrome and tendinitis are common side effects.
A couple of minutes in, there came this exchange: “Uh-oh. “That’s what this is like.” The piano reference was not arbitrary; top-level Star Craft requires as many as three hundred actions per minute, or A. M.; an élite practitioner’s left hand, as it manipulates the keyboard, can appear almost to be playing Chopin.
It lasted about forty minutes, although I gathered, from the live commentary on the video that I have watched many times, that it nearly ended far sooner. Chess may soon be eclipsed as the standard-bearer of competitive I. “Imagine playing a concerto on a piano, and if you miss one note the entire orchestra stops playing and you’re kicked off and you lose your job,” Sean Plott, one of the official commentators on the Scarlett-Bomber match, told me recently.