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Why?
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>>69768872
Why do normies do this?
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>>69768890
Because they're too retarded to open the computer and disconnect a ribbon cable?
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>>69768913
Yea. Every time i want to use it need to spend 30 min to open laptop and put everything back
It's the simplest solution and just works
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>>69768872
Because fagOS is proprietary closed-source botnet trash that spies on everything you do.
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Why not? If you're not going to use the webcam it's no reason to not block the webcam.
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>>69768872
because muh privacy and big brother. most of the time they are normies with no personality and noone would even bother spying on them.
Its just a way for those people to feel like they are important.
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>>69768872

Just in case. Same reason I wear seatbelts and condoms.
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>>69768872
To prevent being spied on? With my ex I had my phone setup to constantly steam her phone/laptop camera.
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Threadly reminder that the then-director of the fucking FBI (Comey) stated that he taped over his webcam.
That should tell you something, goys.
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>>69768872
iPhones and Macs literally spy on everything you say and do, and they only closed this one when they got caught. They'll be releasing another backdoor soon.
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>>69768940
What do you do when you want to use the F6.5 key while on a video call?
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>>69768940
nuthin personel, kid
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>fbi directors puts tape
>the zuck puts tape
>contrarian know it alls on /g/ says it's stupid
It takes two seconds, it's easy to remove if you need to use webcam, it obviously blocks any webcam spying, even if light comes on they could capture images before you cover cam tape no problem, vast majority of laptops do not have hardware cutoffs.

Look at this fucking retard
>>69768913
He mocks people for not being autistic enough to waste time and open up computer whne little piece of tape does the trick and can easily be removed and put back on.
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>>69768930
>Every time i want to use it
Yes, never.
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>>69768872
you should worry about the microphone and speakers too
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>>69769449
>speakers
Are you retarded?
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>he doesn't disable camera in bios/device manager
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>>69769530

You can turn a speaker into a microphone, retard.
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>>69768872
I think some lenovo's new laptops have curtains
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>>69769267
Most companies do Skype interviews basement dweller
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>>69769551
>device manager
If you use Windows why are you worried about privacy? By using Windows you have already surrendered all of your data to Microsoft.
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>>69768950
>there's no reason not to

...isn't really a valid argument. do you remove keys you don't use? disconnect other ports you don't use?

the only argument for taping your webcam is that you're being spied on. honestly I don't know enough about computers and security to say if there's a decent chance of this happening.

what I do know, however, is that there isn't a whole lot to gain from spying, imo. you will never see my credit card number, even when I look at my card. when I jerk off you won't see my cock. you'll mostly just see my face all the time. it just seems like there are so many other ways for hackers to get the info they're after.
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>>69769576
You can't turn a DAC into an ADC though
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>>69769576
yes, and you can turn a scanner into a printer.
>>69769551
>he doesn't smash his laptop before using it
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>>69769617
I dual boot with Linux.
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>>69769673
Firstly, that doesn't answer my question. Secondly, Linux is just a kernel.
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>>69768978
>Webcam place skips an F key
Try again idiot
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>>69769694
Missing the joke
To quote an idiot
>Try again idiot
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>>69769630
So you are okay with the risk of someone recording you jerking off because you can't be bothered to spend 2 minutes taping your camera. Blackmailing exists, do you think the chinks who've compromised your computer will stop at emptying your credit card?
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>>69769694
Kek cant decide if bait or 6,5 IQ
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>>69769937
who cares if a complete stranger you'll never meet sees you jerking off? how insecure are you?
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>>69769639
A lot of soundcards in laptops and computers these days have multi-purpose ports that can be used as input or output through software, it's not much of a stretch to think that the same is happening with your laptop speakers
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>takes 2 seconds
>Better safe than sorry
>Not everyone gets a boner over customOS
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>>69769948
Feel free to upload a video of you jerking off in that case, we're just strangers which won't see you in real life.

Also who says they won't send it to people you do know if you don't comply.
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>>69769948
Even if my laptop was outside the house and all they could see is a bunch of bushes, I still wouldn't want them to. It's about control.
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>>69769997
I'm not going to do that, but if you saw one I wouldn't care, because I don't know you
The chances of you being personally blackmailed with footage of you jerking off are extraordinarily low, and if someone tried I wouldnt pay them
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>>69768872
This scares and confuses NSA.
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>>69768872
pic related
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>>69770045
Not who you were responding to (literally my first post in the thread) but people like you are the absolute worst. You judge others negatively for taking steps to protect their privacy, but won't actually live by the words you spout. You've been given a worst-case scenario, and you insist that it wouldn't be a big deal, yet won't actually do it yourself to prove how little of a deal it is.
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>>69768890
Because they watch black mirror
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>>69770069
>won't actually live by the words you spout
nowhere did I say I want to upload videos of myself jerking off for the pleasure of other anonymous posters on 4chan
I would be kind of upset if it was on 4chan, because I use 4chan, but if it's in the data banks of a spy agency, I don't give a shit
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>>69770084
I'm not picking up the torch for that other anon. I just think you're full of shit. Combined with your actions (or rather, your lack thereof), your words convince precisely nobody of anything.
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>>69770105
If you can't tell the difference between wilfully exposing yourself somewhere you inhabit and having your data autonomously collected by someone you'll never meet you have autism
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According to our board mascot, Louis Rossmann (he's Italian, not Jewish, you silly bois), it's foolhardy to just remove the webcam. Why not take it a step further and take out the microphone too?

>be NSA
>have Webcam + Microphone on like a good goy
>cover webcam because you think you're clever
>"I HATE THIS FUCKING ASSHOLE"
>"I HOPE HE FUCKING DIES"
>guy dies by pure coincidence
>get vanned

versus taking out the microphone and having the webcam on

>make crazy hand animations"
>guy dies by pure coincidence
>nothing happens
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>>69770084
>who cares if a complete stranger you'll never meet sees you jerking off? how insecure are you?
>I'd be upset if me jerking off got uploaded to an anonymous cartoon site
Pick one
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>>69770128
>implying the only threat is from big data
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>>69770129
Can't directly prove that it is your voice.
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>>69769937
Ahahah i love this.one.

Every time privacy discussion pops up whit my norme friends they throw this shit argument. I have nothing to hide
I tell all my female friwnfs if you have nothing to hide why don't you show me your pussy. We've been friends for years. You don't care if some stranger see it but you hide it from your friends? Do do enjoy being watched naked by strangers? Is this your fetish? Or do you think that wasting all that time hacking your shit deserves a reward as in your pussy? Should i hack your laptop/phone camera also? Would you like that? You can tell me we are friends aren't we?

Crickets
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>>69770132
people here aren't complete strangers
I visit 4chan every day, many people I know do aswell
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>>69770128
If you can't understand that the difference in consequence between willfully exposing yourself to an unknown party and an unknown party seeing you expose yourself without your knowledge, then you are retarded. If you DO realize, and are still unwilling to do one while refusing to protect yourself form the other, then you're just a hypocrite.
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>>69770146
The only consequence is my embarrassment, and I feel no embarrassment if someone I'll never meet at a data center in america sees a video of me jerking off
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>>69770128
In this context, there is little difference. While any fag that minse data for any reason should be punished, being complacent and foregoing simple preventive steps is just as bad.
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>>69770153
Who says it's a data center? Could be a stranger. I'm a stranger. Expose yourself to me.
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>>69770153
Yea , how about it posts it on your social media page. Or your family social media page. Or your employer social media page?
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>>69770159
>being complacent and foregoing simple preventive steps is just as bad.
its my data, I'm free to share it with whomever I want
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>>69769964
Fair
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>>69770173
I wouldn't willingly expose myself to anyone, I just don't care if it happens via data survelliance

>>69770177
I consider that extraordinarily unlikely and even if it happened, the consequences would only be embarrassment
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>>69768971
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>>69770188
>I just don't care if it happens via data surveillance.
Yes, you do. The fact that you wouldn't expose yourself to me, a stranger, while claiming that you don't care if strangers sees you expose yourself, proves this fact.
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>>69770188
Maybe maybe not. Maybe sone /b/ niggers would like to mess with you. Happened a lot of times. Why not avoid any possibility? It's simple, cheap, toke no effort and it werks
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>>69770208
Not caring if someone sees you is substanially different to going out of your way to make sure someone sees you
This is a basic human thing I'm surprised you can't grasp
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>>69770188
>I consider that extraordinarily unlikely and even if it happened, the consequences would only be embarrassment
So you admit it could happen, and that you would be embarrassed? You are tacitly admitting that you wouldn't expose yourself to strangers here, who have no idea who you are, where you're from, or what you do, but you'd be fine if someone had root access to your laptop, and all that comes with it.

You're a hypocrite, and you can consider the conversation ended.
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was it ever proven that (they) use the webcam and microphone for surveilance?
analysing network trafic?
I don't even have a webcam in my laptop but this seems like 'better safe than sorry' kind of thing
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>>69770196
I'm no mac expert but what is down? Mic, usb, lan? Why is is taped? Isn't the mic near the webcam?
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>>69770230
The consequence from either is the same. You are seen by a stranger.
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>>69770236
It's the mic.
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>>69770220
it's extremely unlikely and the consequences would be extremely small, so much so that if you're worried about things like that you have paranoia
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>>69770129
Well I don't want them to see me wanking, but if they hear my laboured and tiresome economic diatribes it might change their opinions on things for the better, so I'm going to leave the mic alone for now.
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>>69770232
>So you admit it could happen, and that you would be embarrassed?
yes
I am not embarrassed by the thought that someone at the NSA is viewing my activity though, because it's totally seperate from me inconsequential
Nowhere did I say I'd be fine if someone had root access to my computer
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>>69770252
By that logic, if I loaded a bullet into 500 revolvers, would you pick up one of them, move it to your head, and pull the trigger? Would you say that people are paranoid if they refuse to?

The effects of both scenarios are permanent, after all.
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>>69770196
>black tape over the white bit
>white tape over the black bit

Everything that man does is starting irritate me.
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>>69770268
no because the consequences are far worse and there's no point in taking that action because you stand to gain nothing
how stupid are you
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>>69770287
In what way is death a worse consequence than what could potentially be seen on a webcam? You could wind up unemployable and homeless, or even in jail getting raped depending on what was seen.

inb4 "I don't do anything illegal." People commit an average of 3 felonies per day without even knowing it.
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>>69770302
I don't do drugs and I can't think of anything else you do infront of a webcam that could get you in trouble
what the fuck are you talking about
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bbbbut guys if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about xD
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>>69770320
>What the fuck are you even talking about?
https://b-ok.cc/book/2359329/0779a1
Alternatively:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1594032556/
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>>69770351
so can you actually tell me what im gonna do infront of my webcam that will get me in trouble, because im struggling to think of anything
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>>69770364
I don't know what you do in front of your webcam. But let's assume it's your preferred scenario: data collection or government agency. Let's say you commit one of your 3 felonies per day in front of them, and they want something from you. Either you can play ball, or you can go to jail. Would your uncovered webcam affect you beyond embarrassment then?
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>>69768872
because chrome turns it on and records you when you're jerking off
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>>69770380
>Let's say you commit one of your 3 felonies per day in front of them
I don't
I can't think of anything I do that is a felony
the worst thing I do is pirate things, and that doesnt show up on my webcam
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>>69770391
Oh? What three felonies did you commit today? How about yesterday? The day before?

>I can't think of anything I do that is a felony.
That's not your job. That's the government's when they want something from you.

The bottom line is that several people have given you a number of reasons to place a piece of electrical tape over your camera. You've not adequately defended any one of your positions, including your preferred method of being seen (by government/data collection agencies).

You don't want to do it? Fine, don't. But you're doing the exact same thing as pulling that trigger in the scenario mentioned here: >>69770268
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>>69770429
>The bottom line is that several people have given you a number of reasons
the only reason you've given is that I apparently commit three felonies a day which is ludicrously untrue and you can't say anything to back that point up short of linking to a book I'm not going to buy
It sounds like you're a criminal yourself, in which case covering up your camera is probably a smart idea, just don't act like everyone else is
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>>69770449
>short of linking to a book I'm not going to buy
For someone so arrogant, you sure are dumb. Check the first link.

It's a free copy.
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>>69770461
alright then, not going to read, but if you're making such an outrageous claim you should be able to demonstrate how without asking me to read a 300 page book
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>>69770485
>Not going to read
And that's up to you.
>you should be able to demonstrate how without asking me to read a 300 page book
Let's say I knew you, as well as every single law on the book. I still wouldn't, because I find you to be quite arrogant, and would prefer that you find yourself in a compromising situation because you couldn't be bothered to either disconnect or tape up your laptop camera.
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>>69768913
Or because opening up your company issued hardware that is on lease is usually frowned upon.
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>>69770508
Nothing I ever do on camera can be remotely considered illegal. It really sounds like you're projecting here, most people do nothing remotely illegal on cam unless they're into drugs. The biggest risk is someone sees you jerking off or sniffing your balls or something, which as I've said, is embarrassing but not life-ruining. That's not arrogance, thats the just the truth
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>>69770536
I didn't realize I was speaking to a lawyer who knew every single law on the books, as well as an expert of anthropology in the western world.
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>>69770302
>People commit an average of 3 felonies per day without even knowing it.
Whew, has facecrime already been added to the legislation?
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>>69770562
are there laws against eating, using a computer and jerking off, because if not I'm clean
you're either a paranoid schizo or you're trying to justify your own criminal behaviour by pretending everyone's guilty
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>>69770562
Well now you know.
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>>69769964
Bullshit. Speakers are driven by Class D amplifier without any feedback by of-the-shelf ICs that have public datasheets. There's no fucking way you could do that. Also, speakers are way less sensitive at picking up sounds compared to microphones, so imagine how much noise you would get while amplifying that weak signal
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>>69770579
>are there laws against eating, using a computer and jerking off
You're the lawyer with knowledge of all the different felonies, you tell me.
>you're either a paranoid schizo or you're trying to justify your own criminal behavior by pretending everyone's guilty
If I'm a paranoid schizo, I don't have any symptoms. As for criminal behavior, we are all criminals. I don't know what laws I break on a daily basis, but I'm as certain that I unknowingly break laws as I am that you do.

Worst case scenario for me is that I took a second to tape up a camera. Worst case scenario for you is that you become compromised and forced to do things that you otherwise wouldn't do in order to stop certain information from becoming public.

But I'm pretty bored by this, and you seem to be as stubborn as you are arrogant. You do you.
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>>69770619
>You're the lawyer with knowledge of all the different felonies, you tell me.
No, they aren't illegal

>Worst case scenario for you is that you become compromised and forced to do things that you otherwise wouldn't do in order to stop certain information from becoming public.
if footage of me becomes public then I feel sorry for whoever has to watch it, I can't see myself being blackmailed
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>>69770645
>>69770645
>5,000 federal criminal statues
>400,000 regulations carrying criminal penalties
>not even touching on state/county/local statues/regulations
>Is so confident that he is not breaking, has not broken, and will never break any of them in front of his laptop camera that he will not cover said camera with a piece of electrical tape.

Not who you were responding to, but do you consider yourself excessively prideful? If not, why not?
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>>69770706
like I said, eat, work, and jerk off, if I break any laws it's on my computer, which you can't see
also I'm not American
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>>69768872
>Zuck does it
>Congress does it
Why are you so butt hurt about it, hmmmm NSA?
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>>69769964
This.
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Taping the camera works. Taping a mic doesn’t work. It just attenuated the signal a bit.
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>giving people your data is ok as long as it's legal
the fucking state of this subreddit
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>>69769168
Thread should have ended here
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Where'd you get that pic of me op?
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>>69769630
The difference here really is that taping your webcam takes like 10 seconds and has to be done only once, so if you are feeling even a bit insecure about it, it's a really cheap peace of mind.
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>>69769168
this.

I hate the contrarians on /g/. Worthless people.
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>>69768940
>dat camera angle
uh no thanks i'll stick with tape
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>>69768872
If it's good enough for Mark "They trust me. Dumb fucks" Zuckerberg it's good enough for me.
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>>69770143
>I visit 4chan every day,
topzozzle
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>>69770143
>people here aren't complete strangers
uh..... how many people have you met off 4chan... 4chan isn't your friend bud.
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>>69772711
dozens
and then I meet people I know from real life on 4chan
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>>69769598
They don't, retard. And you can use a USB camera.
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>>69769598
maybe for help desk
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>>69768872
Why the fuck are devices still made with front cameras?
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>>69772836
Because it would be fucking awkward to have to turn the laptop around whenever you want to skype/whatever you imbecile.
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>>69770196
would taping your fucking microphone really help?
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>>69768971
he was worth spying on
the average normie isn't director of anything
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Nice try CIA
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Everyone here is retarded, why would you install the drivers in the first place? It's the most easy and hassle free solution.
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>>69768913
you are literally the epitomy of /g/ autism
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>>69772566
>the look of horror on people faces when they realize the shadow on your face is dick shaped
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>>69772859
>and because of this autistic reason 99.99999% devices need the useless camera
Jesus fuck. How is removing IR and 3.5mm jack """more convenient""" then? I've used those two 10x more than a front camera.
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>>69772876
not in the slightest. sound is generally a lot harder to thoroughly block than light.
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>>69773493
>something that everyone except the most depraved autists use
>useless
Ok.
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>>69773255
literally what (im not the one you replies to) its so fucking easy, the lid on a ThinkPad X200 takes like 2-3minutes MAXIMUM to open AND close and disconnecting the camera, i do this myself so i dont look like a retarded faggot covering the camera with nigger tape
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>>69773672
>everyone except the most depraved autists use
False. Nobody I know uses their laptop's camera for anything. It's such a niche that it shouldn't exist outside of peripherals. Your argument was
>muh interview
How many of those do you expect? 99% of jobs don't interview anyone on video, and you'd only make a couple of interviews like in your lifetime even if your field requires them. That's a few hours of the camera being used compared to 4-8 years of you owning the same laptop.
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still haven't seen an actual, with proof, reason to cover my camera/mic. stay noided basement nerds lol
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>>69770060
You'd think they'd develop a workaround for this by now.
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>>69770280
Gotta make it obvious so when it's not there you know something's off.
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it's irritating if some chink, pajeet or cia nigger is watching me while i'm jerking off
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>>69770449
>ludicrously untrue
I see you know the ever-changing legal code in full. Are you a lawyer by chance?
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>>69769598
>he fell for the "IT SUPPORT" meme
any real job actually has a face-to-face interview, some do telephone interviews to do some initial weeding-out but having actual webcam interviews are not the norm.
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Depends negracio

I don't work it. I apply for jobs at companies allover the world. Nobody is expecting me to travel from eu to us or australia or wherever for a fucking interview
Already had skype interviews with companies from Malaysia ,uk, Nederlands
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>>69770143
>people here aren't complete strangers
Yes, they are. You lost that argument.
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>>69773873
Hardware backdoors.
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>>69768872
Because we're on 4chan
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>>69770280
Maybe he is using scotch tape on the camera since that also controls the auto-brightness
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>>69769647
>scanner into printer
explain this fuckery
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>>69770142
*Clap,clap* :^)
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>>69769168
My OS has FOSS drivers for the webcam, I don't need tape.
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>>69768971
>>69770196
not saying covering these ports is a bad idea but the men in question absolutely have things that would fuck their world up if leaked due to a hack
not so much for your average soccer mom and basement nerd
but still cover that shit
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>>69769168
tards on /g/ aren't humans
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>mfw no webcam
>mfw no face


why not just physically disable the webcam instead of retarding up your shit with tape and shit.
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>>69773484
you have a thinkpad, you could've just disconnected the cable you fucking autist
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>>69774369
fuck off libcuck $0yboy
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>>69768930
Just install a switch then, its not hard.
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>>69770188
Me neither.
>Imagine there are people in this world who have not been ordered by the kings intelligence agency to strip down to their birthday suit and then being photographed and every official denie it ever happened.
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>>69769694
No, there is clearly a key between F6 and F7. Logically it would be labeled F6.5



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