On Facebook, even Harvard students can’t be too paranoid
The other day I noticed that the little green light next to the camera built into my computer screen was on. It’s perfectly possible that I had recently used some app that required the camera, and forgotten about it; but I couldn’t find a way to turn it off. It’s unlikely anyone was really watching me pretend to work, but my computer definitely was. Either way, it started to make me self-conscious. I thought about putting a piece of duct tape over the lens, but that seemed a little unhinged. Perhaps, I thought, I should just put some tape over the green light.Read more ...