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Not Satire: The FBI Director Puts Tape Over His Webcam!
04-10-2016, 08:37 AM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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FBI Director James Comey gave a speech this week about encryption and privacy, repeating his argument that "absolute privacy" hampers law enforcement. But it was an offhand remark during the Q&A session at Kenyon College that caught the attention of privacy activists:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Comey admits he puts a piece of tape over the webcam lens on his laptop <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KenyonCSAD?src=hash">#KenyonCSAD</a></p>&mdash; The Kenyon Collegian (@KenyonCollegian) <a href="https://twitter.com/KenyonCollegian/status/717879343867887616">April 7, 2016</a></blockquote>

The thought of the FBI chief taping over his webcam is an arresting one for many.[...]

"I saw something in the news, so I copied it. I put a piece of tape — I have obviously a laptop, personal laptop — I put a piece of tape over the camera. Because I saw somebody smarter than I am had a piece of tape over their camera."

Read more: npr.org

lmao2.gif You can't write comedy this good.
He should run Linux on his laptop, I mean... hell...if the NSA can get a web cam to work in the first place, then more power to 'em! hi5.gif

04-10-2016, 09:59 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Hahaha, he watched x-files. Mulder had taped over his cam.

04-10-2016, 11:43 AM #3
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Not a particularly bad idea.
04-10-2016, 12:54 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif I have done the same, but thought the head of the FBI would have a better solution for his home computer.

04-10-2016, 01:27 PM #5
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Low tech beats high tech every time.
04-10-2016, 05:26 PM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(04-10-2016, 01:27 PM)DaJavoo Wrote:  Low tech beats high tech every time.


I took the little AMD sticker of of my last laptop and covered the camera. My laptop died and I am sharing one with my wife until I can get another one. She uses the webcam for Skype so I can't cover this camera or I would.

Paranoid? Maybe. All anyone would see is me staring at the screen.

Or maybe picking my nose 13.gif

But I still don't want anyone watching me. And since we all frequent CT sites we are potential objects of alphabet attention.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
04-10-2016, 06:07 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I'm more worried about showing off my eye boogers. chuckle.gif




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