Do you cover your laptop webcam?

And why? Don’t want the government watching you stare at a screen for hours?

  • Cover
  • Am no Moker

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Not just government who can access webcams mate.

You’re looking good today btw.


When my laptop restarts the profile photo is of me drinking from one of my mugs. My face is obscured and its just the mug, tipping towards my mouth. I didn’t take this photo and it kind of freaks me out. Don’t like it one bit.

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Oh I cover it alright :wink:



Use a MacBook so I’ve been reliably informed that if anyone is spying on me then the light would come on next to it. Until this happens I will continue to use blu tack to hold up my David May and Paul Ince posters only.

and your Margaret Thatcher poster…oh I have said too much

I have nothing to hide. Watch away, GCHQ

There’s that Luther episode of course but we’ll just hope that’s wildly fanciful.

you have a high definition zoom camera on your laptop? (sorry)

Depends on the age of the Mac - some older ones are vulnerable to a hack that bypasses the light. It’s also possible to take snapshots quickly enough that you may not notice the light coming on, although not video. Whether that concerns you or not is obviously another matter!

As I said in the daily thread, no-one I work with wants to see me working topless from home when the stupid VC software starts up and autoconnects to the camera.

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I don’t have a laptop, but if I did, I would

ffs zeal! Serenity trashed!

didn’t this come up recently and my initial reaction was “wtf who does this” then I started noticing that actually lots of people do it. Germany is very sceptical about technology and privacy matters though (a lot of people protested against Google’s new headquarters here and refuse to be on street view, for instance).

I mean I haven’t budged from me “who the fuck does this” position but at least I know where it is coming from

What a strange edit.


I have a refined technique where I use a craft knife to cut and shape a piece of black electrical tape to the exact size of the camera so it’s almost indistinguishable from the norm.

They’re basically the same person


Sorry m8 - just figured you should at least be informed on what’s possible.

Gonna have to start wearing grundies around the house now :roll_eyes: