Here’s a brief timeline of Cam Newton and the ‘Dab.’ Newton dances for eight seconds after a late touchdown against the Titans. “You have amazing talent and an incredible platform to be a role model for them.
But more troublingly, he had also planted the spyware on the systems of strangers across the country, proving that proximity isn't required to infiltrate someone's system.
Though the dance was created by rap group Migos, and first introduced to the NFL by Bengals running back Jeremy Hill, Newton is widely credited for making the dance popular.
With his love for the move, excellence in football, and national audience, Newton was the perfect candidate to take the ‘Dab’ and launch the nation into a frenzy.
The school's agenda claimed not to be Orwellian—the remote activation's sole stated purpose was the recovery of missing laptops—but one student received a notice that he had engaged in "improper behavior" with webcam video footage cited as evidence. Though you never know if you're truly safe from hackers, keeping your browsers and antivirus software up to date is the first step in a solid defense. A paper cover won't do anything to block the microphone, but it'll certainly block the camera.
Furthermore, you can take advantage of plugins in browsers like Google Chrome that disable scripts you don't want and keep you informed of your computer's interactions with the websites you visit. If you don't find yourself video-chatting too often, it might be a step worth taking.