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The Easiest Online Privacy Trick in the Book

I don’t need to tell you that there are a-plenty of perverts in this world. But it helps to know that you can do something that’s very simple to keep their hell-bound eyes out of your life: shut down your laptop camera when it’s not in use.

The simplest way to do this is by slapping a colored tab or post-it over the lens, like so:


computer camera privacy

The stories of victims, mostly women, whose computers have been hacked seem to get more outrageous each day.  I don’t need to reiterate them here. The numbers of cases are growing, so does the ease by which these cretins can infiltrate your life, if the amount of step-by-step information available via a Google or YouTube search is any indication.

If such a thing happens to you or someone you know, contact the FBI, and do so stat. This is considered cyberterrorism and they take it seriously.

Not very glamorous stuff, but important to know. So cover up that camera immediately, even if all you have on hand is a piece of tape and a Sharpie to cover that sucker up. Even a lip liner will do. And spread the word to every lad or lass you know with a built-in camera on their computer screen.

How’s this for an easy Before and After?

 

Before Tape

internet safety tip

After Tape

4-up on 10-15-13 at 3.01 AM (compiled)

Nice view, no?