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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 08:30 PM

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Why you should cover up your laptop's webcam
It could be hacked, though it would help if you were a celebrity.

PCWorld | Feb 6, 2017 3:30 AM PT

Valerie Olson wanted to know if she should cover up her laptop’s webcam to prevent people from spying on her.

As it happens a few high-profile folks have been spotted covering their webcams, including F.B.I. Director James Comey, who said in an interview, “I put a piece of tape over the camera. Because I saw somebody smarter than I am had a piece of tape over their camera.” He was most likely referring to a photo Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg posted: In the background, his work laptop shows tape applied over the webcam above the display, and the dual mic on the left side.

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