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Are we being 'Spied' on by YOUTUBE & NG?! s.ytimg.com

Posted by JakBaronKing - June 4th, 2011


I've downloaded the recent Flash Player and I've noticed that though technically you can surf the web with decent amount of privacy...you are still allowing some information of your computer to be saved on sites.

This is understandable...except when it's SPYING on you.

There's this thing called "s.ytimg.com" that appears sometimes automatically saved in your Flash Player preferences.

And this basically means Camera link and spy.
If I'm assuming this correctly.

Thoughts? What goes on people. Do you know what this is?

From my speculations...the coding might originate from Spain.


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From what I'm finding with a google search, that domain is owned by Google / YouTube, so it is probably happening when you watch a YouTube video - I imagine they are using it to track where people are going, what they are watching, etc. Do you know if any Flash on NG ever actually called that URL?

I don't THINK they would be able to film you without you first getting a prompt to allow webcam access from the Flash - also the light on your cam would light up if it was active. I also doubt YouTube would secretly film people, but I'm sure they collect as much data as they can because they love them some data.

"Do you know if any Flash on NG ever actually called that URL?"
I dunno, I'll keep an eye out.

And I've searched it on YouTube and these videos came up.
*look below

Now that I think about it....if one was to 'accurately' read the 'terms of use' of those ridiculous updates they do. Maybe legally they can spy!

These are a few videos that have the name s.yting.com

McDonalds Security Cam?
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkJ4hQFsc7c">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkJ4hQ Fsc7c</a>

Casual Computer Surfers?
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWlgmQUITUc&amp;feature=related">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWlgmQ UITUc&amp;feature=related</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV1r2zwZCCI">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV1r2z wZCCI</a>

Technically any sorta of malware could affect the performance of devices.

So if someone could hack your camera, there are settings that can be accessed on computers to turn off lights.