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Use your cam, but don't get scammed

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Now that most of us are working from home and have stopped travelling, we are keeping in touch with colleagues, customers, business partners, suppliers, relatives and friends through technologies such as text chat, file sharing, and audio and video conferencing.

In particular, video-based collaboration has come to the fore. There are a slew of apps for this, including Zoom and FaceTime, which make use of our laptops' webcams and our smartphones' cameras.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 06, 2020, with the headline 'Use your cam, but don't get scammed '. Subscribe