anyone else cover front camera of their phone/computer?

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I've been doing it ever since that story of the woman whose vacuum (those little ones that move on their own) uploaded a video of her in the bathroom to Facebook?

she didn't know until it was on Facebook.

I was unnerved.

edit: the front
Don't you agree, Zach?
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Not my phone, but one of the first things I did when I got my laptop was put black tape over its camera. Plus, with the way the laptop is oriented now, it's useless as a webcam, anyway.
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Her vacuum was in the bathroom with her?

Was it... Sucking out the...

:(
Common sense says it may not taste good, but it'll make a turd.
No, its illegal isnt it?
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boxoto posted...
I've been doing it ever since that story of the woman whose vacuum (those little ones that move on their own) uploaded a video of her in the bathroom to Facebook?

she didn't know until it was on Facebook.

I was unnerved.

edit: the front

Do you have a link to the story?
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Sounds like from a virus

which I truly hope they find the hackers responsible

after watching stalker lover killer I wondered why cant they use that method to track em and arrest them
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My PC camera is external, so I usually keep it unplugged.
This is why I don't allow any indoor cameras of any kind into my house. As for front cameras, just deny permissions for every app except the camera itself.
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Asherlee10 posted...
Do you have a link to the story?
here's the link:

https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/12/19/1065306/roomba-irobot-robot-vacuums-artificial-intelligence-training-data-privacy/

edit: I guess it was a special development model, but now I don't want to take any chances
Don't you agree, Zach?
https://streamable.com/enq4r7
Yeah, I don't want hackers to see me deeding to big titty amateur asian porn >_>
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I've always put electrical tape over laptop cameras.

Zuckerberg does it, and it's not for no reason.
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Don't you agree, Zach?
https://streamable.com/enq4r7
Risk having your junk streamed to Facebook or run around with the vacuum cleaner yourself.

Guess which option the lazy people choose.
If you're not smart enough to survive, you are basically just food for something smarter.
For the computer I just turn the thing off with the camera and microphone privacy settings.

Not like there is anything I do that would be iffy, even if Microsoft or others had backdoor spies anyway for it.

It really is kinda silly when people just cover it up. I mean really. The microphone is the biggest issue if you are worried about anything.

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it's not even just wanting to hide private stuff, but I don't like the idea of others being able to look through my camera and seeing my dumb face
Don't you agree, Zach?
https://streamable.com/enq4r7
008Zulu posted...
Risk having your junk streamed to Facebook or run around with the vacuum cleaner yourself.

Guess which option the lazy people choose.
Robot vacuum cleaners are a god send if you are old or disabled.

Regarding cell and web cams, yeah, I'm careful with what I have because I find it unnerving. My peace of mind is valuable, and I enjoy solitude and privacy.
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the roomba incident was human sabotage. a contractor for irobot (maker of the unit) was in charge of handling certain data, including the photos that the R&D unit took. Some "rogue employees" (perverts) saw the pic of her on the toilet and manually spread it on SocMed.
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Naysaspace posted...
the roomba incident was human sabotage. a contractor for irobot (maker of the unit) was in charge of handling certain data, including the photos that the R&D unit took. Some "rogue employees" (perverts) saw the pic of her on the toilet and manually spread it on SocMed.

Yeah I wouldn't worry @ TC, it's only employees that will be able to watch you taking a shit.

/s
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Don't you agree, Zach?
https://streamable.com/enq4r7
my laptop has a physical slider so I can cover the camera, its just a built in feature
Rika_Furude posted...
my laptop has a physical slider so I can cover the camera, its just a built in feature

mine has this too but it constantly seems to unslide itself. i think men in black are sneaking into my room to try to make me stream my dick on discord
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ai123 posted...
I've always put electrical tape over laptop cameras.

Zuckerberg does it, and it's not for no reason.

does the electrical tape cause some kind of low frequency electro magnetic pulse?
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Don't you agree, Zach?
https://streamable.com/enq4r7
just leaving this here

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11948477/Tesla-staffers-accused-sharing-clips-unwitting-customers-recorded-cars-cameras.html

I guess I just have to accept that this is the world we live in
Don't you agree, Zach?
https://streamable.com/enq4r7
Every time I've seen a professional IT/security person comment on it, they've said to cover your laptop camera. So yeah, I tape something over mine.

I don't do it for my phone, though.
my laptop is covered with a piece of electrical tape. it's mostly out of habit because I was a l33t h4ck3r back in the day and thought it was edgy and cool.

i don't put tape on my desktop web cam because i only plug it in when i'm gonna use it which is very rarely.
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boxoto posted...
I guess I just have to accept that this is the world we live in
Naw, you should take all reasonable steps to make yourself feel safe and comfortable, and try to encourage others to do the same without being weird. I feel that the pendulum will eventually swing the other way in the battle between privacy and convenience and "security".
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I'm wondering how ancient all of your laptops are. I assumed all laptops these days came with a slider to cover the webcam
TheSavageDragon posted...
I'm wondering how ancient all of your laptops are. I assumed all laptops these days came with a slider to cover the webcam
I got my laptop in 2020. It didn't come with the slider cover for the webcam but I bought one for a few bucks that just sticks on.

edit: Remembered the year wrong.
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Mine has a sliding cover, which is kept closed unless I'm using the camera. Otherwise, I'd use tape.
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R1masher posted...
does the electrical tape cause some kind of low frequency electro magnetic pulse?
No, it's just really black.
'Vinyl is the poor man's art collection'.
A couple years back, my email started receiving threats to send bitcoin to some virtual wallet or they'd leak my files to my contact list. The next day, I got an email saying that someone in Japan had logged into my Microsoft account (probably from a laptop I haven't used in years). Those two were WAAAY too close together, so I deleted my email account, made a new one on a different provider, and covered my tablet camera lens with tape.

Nobody ever told me about receiving any private files, so the extortionist was likely bluffing, but I doubt the Japan login was a coincidence.
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With the random people logging into your Microsoft account thing, I get that as well despite my password being a random string of characters 50 long and I reset it like 3 times last year. What I think is happening is people are trying to log in on devices, where it doesnt prompt for a password and instead prompts just for MFA (you can see this when setting up a new laptop) and then hoping people do the MFA in braindead mode

so I think the Japan hacker was a coincidence
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