Kristian Glass - Do I Smell Burning?

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Webcam Covers

I’m uncomfortable with my laptop camera pointing at me.

The point at which you’ve got enough access to control my camera, sure, I’ve kinda already lost. Things aren’t binary though; there’s value in harm mitigation, and there’s definitely value in things that make you feel better.

So I love these little stick-on webcam covers with a sliding screen (shameless Amazon referral link).

They’re thin, remarkably robust, and the bright colours mean it’s easy to see at a glance if they’re open or closed.

Yes I still carry around my phone (aka a tracking device with two cameras and a microphone), I still have a Facebook account, and I still live in the UK – all of which seem bad for my privacy. Life comes with tradeoffs, but for less than a tenner this feels like great ROI.

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