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FBI boss recommends a webcam to paste with tape

FBI boss recommends a webcam to paste with tape

Photo: NU.nl/Chris Heijmans

FBI director James Comey thinks that everyone is his webcam would have to cover with tape. “There are a number of sensible things you can do, and this is one of them.”

“I am here often ridiculous to be made, but I hope that people will take their car and their front door. I also have an alarm system. If you have one, use it.” said Comey during a conference of the American Center for Strategic & International Studies. “It is not surprising that the boss of the FBI is also thinking about his personal safety.”

The cover of the camera is common among employees of the American investigation, according to the head of the FBI. “We do that so that unauthorized persons are not to you can watch. I think that is something good.”

Comey was earlier this year criticised when he announced that he his webcam afplakt. The FBI was then engaged in a long lingering lawsuit with Apple, that the FBI would not assist in the cracking of a smartphone. Critics saw the matter as a fight for privacy, and found it therefore ironic that it is precisely the boss of the FBI find it necessary to have his camera afplakt.

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