Subject: Re: How badly do you want to get beaten up for crappy, inane video?
In article<firstname.lastname@example.org>, Bill W<email@example.com> wrote:
> >> The first thing I did with my new laptop was to put silver ducting
> >> tape over the camera and microphone. THEN I turned it on.
> >That seems to be a tad paranoid. Doing that will preclude using
> >communications apps such as Skype, or FaceTime (not Facebook). You are
> >off actually understanding your computer than gunging up your laptop with
> >duct tape.
> >Do you even know where the microphones are located in your laptop?
> >If you want to disable your mics, consider doing that via your system
> >preferences, and there are less damaging ways to obscure the camera, and
> >still have it available when needed.
> If he's using Windows, he shouldn't have to do anything. All that
> stuff will stop working all by itself.