While you could protect your privacy by covering your webcam with tape, we dig this more elegant solution. It uses a pair of magnets to cover the lens when you want it blocked, and rotates out of the way to use it. The second magnet floats slightly to avoid scratches.
Adam Ruins Everything digs a little deeper into the obvious – that free online services sell our data to advertisers. On one hand, targeted ads sustain the free stuff we enjoy (like this website). On the other hand, we don’t know just how much of our data is kept and by whom.
A pair of small magnets that are meant to cover the front-facing webcam on computers. You can easily slide the cover away when you want to use the webcam, and they’re thin enough that you can still close your laptop with them on.
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