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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

The Low-Tech Way to Protect Your Privacy Online

Mark-Zuckerberg-Tape-FacebookMark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, accidentally revealed that he covers the webcam and mic of his laptop with a tape to protect privacy. If Zuckerberg is taking such steps, should other online users also do the same?

Laptop owners do not use the web camera or the mic all the time. However, hackers can compromise a computer system and get unauthorized access to webcam, and the mic can be hacked and accessed without the owner knowing it. A piece of tape could be the best and cheap way of protecting against such breach, and Zuckerberg is not alone in doing so.

Details may be found in an article by Sumit Passary in Tech Times at

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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