WATCH: Police are investigating after a Toronto woman who was sent intimate photos of herself and her boyfriend watching Netflix from the previous night via Facebook. READ MORE: ‘Eerie music,’ voice heard after Internet camera in nursery hacked: Ontario police Ann Cavoukian, former Ontario privacy commissioner and current executive director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University, told Global News the incident was more than just a privacy issue.“Not only is it a major invasion of privacy, but it’s also a very significant violation of property rights,” she said.“This couple’s property, their computer, was basically accessed completely inappropriately in an unauthorized manner and then to add insult to injury, the webcam was used to capture them in very intimate moments within their home where privacy is sacrosanct.Toronto Police say it will be tough to investigate because of a number of issues but they’re looking into it. TORONTO — Police are raising alarms about online privacy after they say a hacker sent a 27-year-old Toronto woman intimate photos of herself and her boyfriend watching Netflix from the previous night. It was a really bizarre thing to receive those messages and it really took a second to be like, ‘Oh my God, that’s what this means, that’s the implication of receiving this message is someone was just watching us,'” Chelsea Clark told Newstalk1010.“We obviously had no idea it was taking place in the moment, but retroactively it was like a really, really deeply creepy feeling. I mean it does feel like there’s someone just in your home with you.”Davis Carr, a Ryerson media student, said her friends cover their webcams with a piece of tape for fear someone could be watching. So this is completely unacceptable, law enforcement should be completely all over this.”“The best thing you can do is close your laptop after you’ve used it.
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'I didn't realize this could happen': Cassidy Wolf, 19, speaks with Anderson Cooper about her 'sextortion' ordeal on Monday night, after her computer was hacked and a boy from her school secretly watched her via webcam for one year Wolf was sent an email containing a series of photos of herself changing, with Abrahams demanding better-quality photos, video and a five-minute sex show on Skype or he would make the images public, threatening to ruin her beauty pageant chances.
She found herself, 'relieved, glad that they were able to find who the person is, but on the other hand it was someone I went to high school with.Don’t just kind of fall asleep with your laptop open and put it over to the side,” said Const.