| ||Ask HN: Do you cover the camera/mic on your computer/phone?|
64 points by gnicholas on Aug 9, 2018 | hide | past | favorite | 97 comments |
|I know a lot of people who cover the camera on their laptop, but I don't know anyone who takes steps to disable the microphone, or who disables the camera/mic on their phones.|
I understand that cameras on computers could capture lots of sensitive/embarrassing/incriminating information, but it seems like microphones would actually be worse in many cases. Also, since we carry our phones with us more than we carry our computers, the sensors on these devices are probably potential targets as well.
Do people block these other sensors and I just don't know about it? Or is it just too difficult from a practical perspective to block these sensors?
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