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Stop selling laptops with cameras on the front

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    If any of you work for computer companies can you please inform them that having a terrible camera attached to the top of your screen is not convenient in any way. It just scares the **** out of most of us.
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    Buy one without?
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    i like it

    it means i don't have to buy a webcam and have a massive thing attached to my comp... and i can't lose it..

    how does it scare you?
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    (Original post by lazy smurf)
    Buy one without?
    They're hard to find!
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    i like it

    it means i don't have to buy a webcam and have a massive thing attached to my comp... and i can't lose it..

    how does it scare you?
    People can see through it.
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    Mine stopped working from the day i got it.

    However if they scare you just duct tape over it???
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    (Original post by The_Last_Melon)
    It just scares the **** out of most of us.
    :lolwut:

    Why?

    I can safely say you're in the minority if you're scared of webcams.
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    why does it scare you?
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    (Original post by The_Last_Melon)

    People can see through it.
    how, surely only if you let them?

    it would be pretty boring for them to see through it anyway, all you're doing is sitting at your laptop..

    it asks permission if it can be used, wouldnt an anti virus stop it?
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    How easy would it be to activate a webcam remotely though? Either through malware or through a browser?
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    What? They're awesome. You don't have to lug around a web camera with you and it frees up another USB port. If you're so worried about someone watching you through it then a) you shouldn't be doing anything with a work computer that you wouldn't want to be seen doing and b) you can just disable it. This is a complete non-issue.
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    (Original post by gigascript)
    why does it scare you?
    Some people feel that a computer nerd could easily hack into the computer and see through the webcam and start recording things. It's happened before but only when the computer user did something to start it off. Generally it's just paranoia but i myself have looked at the camera and thought - what if someone was looking through it? I'm not scared of the webcam though, i think that's a bit too paranoid.
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    If think 99% of us wants that little camera
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    put some tape over it if you are that terrified
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    Cover it. Black tape, post-it, even blu-tac over the lens.
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    If you're really paranoid about someone hacking into your computer and using the camera, you can just put some tape over it. But don't you think if someone did hack into your computer, they'd be more interested in stealing your personal data than watching you be at your computer through your webcam?
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    Cover it with Blu-Tack.
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    I have no idea how to make mine work so I just forget it's there.
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    Yeah it is quite a well known thing that people can see you through the webcam, so as the others have said, I too cover mine with duct tape
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    (Original post by JongKey)
    Some people feel that a computer nerd could easily hack into the computer and see through the webcam and start recording things. It's happened before but only when the computer user did something to start it off. Generally it's just paranoia but i myself have looked at the camera and thought - what if someone was looking through it? I'm not scared of the webcam though, i think that's a bit too paranoid.
    great.. thats started me off worrying now :/
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    Wouldn't the light come on if someone's watching you through it?

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