Many newer laptop models are being produced without webcam covers in mind. Screens are breaking due to the stresses of putting a thin plastic window slider over webcam lenses. It's bad design.
For now, keep a stack of these with you: amazon.com/Post-Markers-A…
Consider using a piece of double sided tape to affix one or two of those pads on the top cover of your laptop (where some people put big logo stickers).
That will keep them handy and nearby to re-apply when your video call is over.
amazon.com/Scotch-Dispens…
For cell phones it depends on how often you use the camera(s).
If you are a young on-the-go millennial who facetimes multiple times a week, I recommend painter's tape (the blue stuff). Painter's tape is designed to be easy for putting on and peeling off.
amazon.com/ScotchBlue-Pai…
However, if you are the kind of person who never uses the selfie camera (the front facing one), I highly recommend good old duct tape: amazon.com/dp/B001HT720O/…
I haven't considered what kind of product might be best for the back camera on smartphones (the non-selfie one which faces away from the user and is used for capturing better quality photos and videos).
I'm cautious about covering that one due to the very good effect smartphone camera videos have had on keeping law enforcement honest. But I'm up for suggestions on what might be a good solution there (or even whether it is worth bothering with in the first place).

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9 Jun
Thought experiment:
-BigCorp: “We’re going to update our widely used computer software with built in keyboard logging which sends every user keystroke to our centralized database. It will be used to improve our automatic spell checking and grammar suggestions.”
-ConcernedUser: “What if I don’t want BigCorp reading everything I type? You will be able to see all my passwords, health conditions, and my typed emails which are covered by confidential attorney-client privilege.”

-BigCorp: “Well, you can turn it off in the settings.”
-ConcernedUser: “But it’s turned on by default. The option to turn it off is buried seven menu layers deep. Furthermore, there’s no way for me to know for sure that a setting would actually prevent BigCorp from reading everything I type regardless of my preference…”
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9 Jun
Imagine my amusement.
Dominic Cummings, while top advisor to the UK Prime Minister, was so terrified of my knowledge and skill sets, that Dom tried to lay a the framework for pinning covid-19 on me. Specifically me. By name.
In march of 2019 Mr. Cummings make a big deal about how dangerous it would be if a Chinese bio lab accident was caused by serious penetration testing by the likes of Chris Vickery".
Dominic didn't like me at the time- I had already shown the world all about Dominic's criminal tricks utilized to mess with the Brexit referendum vote.
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I want to be very clear that I am accusing Dr. Sheldon B. Whitten-Vile and Dr. Ricardo D. Budjak of having committed criminal acts while employed by Kaiser Permanente of Northern California in December 2020 and January 2021.

#kp #kaiserpermanente #kpnorcal
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I make these accusations of criminal acts knowing that if I were doing so with any question in my mind as to the truth and accuracy of my statements, I would be well within the realm of defamation and libel.
I speak truth. This tweet will not disappear.
If I had lied in my many attempts to report the crimes to law enforcement, then I myself would have been committing a crime. However, as I am telling the truth, I am absolutely in the clear saying that Sheldon B. Whitten-Vile and Ricardo D. Budjak have committed criminal acts.
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This brings us to another very odd aspect of the situation.
I have been searching for an attorney in order to get even the basic body cam footage, call audio, and related police reports (which PD refuse to give me).
No firm has been willing to touch the matter of getting the basic records from local PD. Not even with me offering to put down a $10K retainer. (which I could pull together but, all things considered, would not be trivial for me)

It’s madness.
If police refuse to take a report, or investigate, or provide copies of the most basic reports involved in a situation, *and* no law firm is willing to aid in getting those records (despite my willingness to put down a considerable sum of cash ahead of time)—…
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Dr. Sheldon B. Whitten-Vile, who kidnapped me for 6 days under the claim that I am unable to feed myself, has a YouTube account.
He has a list of videos which are his "Favorites".
One of his favorites is an emphatic claim that the Trump-Russia investigation is a hoax.
The MF-er and his goons locked me in a psych ward for being "delusional", allegedly believing false things, and told a court I am unable to feed, cloth, or shelter myself.
Seriously. This quack needs to answer some goddam questions and explain himself right this goddam minute.
Kaiser Permanente,
You need to make this right.

cc:@kpnorcal
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Soooooo many talking heads on TV today are making absolute fools of themselves and the networks they are appearing on.
This is crazy.
If your talking points are along the lines of, "Criminals now know law enforcement can track and trace crypto transactions!", you are an idiot.
*Everybody* has always been able to trace bitcoin transactions. Are you dense? That has always been a thing. That's how a blockchain works. Every transaction is publicly recorded and known by everyone. Holy cow, what is wrong with you people?
If you want to inform people about the landscape, try talking about how criminal ransomware gangs will now likely move away from the easily traceable bitcoin transactions and start using cryptocurrencies which do not disclose the amount of each transaction (e.g. Monero).
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