Cover That Webcam

In light of my last post, I had to share this story:

Temecula college student arrested on federal ‘sextortion’ charges –

I saw a news report about this today, and the reporter was actually suggesting that you do exactly what I do – cover the little camera on your laptop with a piece of electrical tape. I hear that a Band-Aid works too.

When I started doing that it was out of a combination of paranoia and assumption. I just assumed that it was probably possible for someone to hijack your webcam and watch you without your knowledge. And that’s such a creepy thought, why not just cover the fucker and put it out of my mind?

Now I find out that, yes, people can and do watch you through your computer, and even if you “have nothing to hide”. Yeah, I’m really skeeved out right now.

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