December 19, 2013
The Latest Weapon in Your Battle for Online Privacy: Duct Tape

Duct tape: You can use it to make wallets. You can use it to remove warts(!). You can use it to hem your pants, to catch pesky flies, to create a makeshift bandage, or, should it come to that, to save your life during an aborted space mission.
And add one more use to the list: Duct tape can also help you to protect your privacy as you use your computer. Maybe even the computer you are using to read these very words right now. Because you know how the camera that’s built into many machines is supposed to indicate its on-ness or off-ness with a light? And how you are taught to assume, quite logically, that an off light means an off camera?
Not always, apparently. 
Read more. [Image: Shutterstock/donfiore and The Atlantic]

The Latest Weapon in Your Battle for Online Privacy: Duct Tape

Duct tape: You can use it to make wallets. You can use it to remove warts(!). You can use it to hem your pants, to catch pesky flies, to create a makeshift bandage, or, should it come to that, to save your life during an aborted space mission.

And add one more use to the list: Duct tape can also help you to protect your privacy as you use your computer. Maybe even the computer you are using to read these very words right now. Because you know how the camera that’s built into many machines is supposedĀ to indicate its on-ness or off-ness with a light? And how you are taught to assume, quite logically, that an off light means an off camera?

Not always, apparently.

Read more. [Image: Shutterstock/donfiore and The Atlantic]

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