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Mark Zuckerberg Was Right: FBI Director Says You Should Cover Your Webcam


Mark Zuckerberg Was Right: FBI Director Says You Should Cover Your Webcam

I’m sure we’ve all seen the photo of Mark Zuckeberg earlier this summer as a meme, joke, or just a photo in the news.
In the photo, Zuckerberg is seen holding an Instagram post cutout above his head, which is nothing of interest entirely.
But what’s interesting is in the background. Zoom in a bit to and to the bottom left corner, and you can see the camera of his computer covered with grey tape, as well as his microphone.
After the pictures were published, the internet blew up with jokes, accusations of hypocrisy, and general confusion – mainly concerning the fact that the CEO of Facebook, the world’s biggest social media platform, was obsessive about his privacy.
He received a lot of backlash about this, as it seemed irrational and hypocritical.
Even more seemingly contradictory than that, the Director of the FBI recently came out supporting Zuckerberg’s practice.
FBI Director James Comey was quoted at a conference saying “There’s some sensible things you should be doing, and [covering the camera and microphone]’s one of them”. The argument was that there’s no definite spying that the FBI (or other parties) are doing, but by covering the outlets, your taking away their access and authority to do those things.
Comey compared it to locking your car or house as precautionary measures.
Now that you have a cosign from both a tech billionaire and a high ranking U.S Government official that it’s not crazy or conspiracy – theory-esque, feel free to cover your camera and microphone. Just expect people to look at you sideways.

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