Mark Zuckerberg puts tape over his laptop’s camera

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Facebook-owned picture sharing network Instagram recently touched 500 million monthly active users. To celebrate the feat, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared a fun picture. In the picture, Zuckerberg is holding what appears to be a wooden frame in the background is his laptop. But it seems, he revealed more than he intended to.

As Twitter user Chris Olsen pointed out on the micro-blogging website, Zuckerberg covers the webcam of his laptop with a tape. Take a closer look at the picture and it appears that his laptop’s microphone is taped as well.

As Gizmodo wrote, sophisticated hackers are able to take control of a laptop’s camera, so it seems Zuckerberg is ensuring he doesn’t fall prey to any by putting a tape on his Macbook‘s camera and audio jack.

The Gizmodo also claims that it is sure that this is Facebook CEO’s work desk as he reportedly gave a tour of the same in a Facebook Live video some months ago.

Incidentally, it is interesting to see how a CEO of a company often accused of listening to private conversations of users and more, is paranoid about his own privacy.

BI director James Comey to earlier this year, while talking about the privacy methods he uses to protect himself from surveillance, had said that he has tape on his laptop’s webcam.

Marcus Thomas, former assistant director of the FBI’s operational technology division in Quantico, too had told the Washington Post that the US government has been able to secretly spy on its citizens through their computer’s webcams for several years. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden too had talked about webcam-related spying.