Comment 1Y7K0 Re: No


Do you cover up the camera on your mobile devices


No (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-09-08 15:57 (#1T2R5)

Because I actually take video and use video chatting apps and I have yet to find a cover that's convenient and will work with my choice of phone case. (It was a gift, I love it. I'm not changing cases if the new one doesn't offer a significant advantage.)

Besides, the microphone scares me more. No one's going to blink if some idiot hacks photos of me staring at my phone in the bathroom. If they hear me say the wrong thing, though, I could lose my job.

So far the only real security I've seen was an idea pitched for a phone case which alerted the user if the phone became untrustworthy and started sending signals without permission. AFAIK that idea has not yet become reality.

Anybody got a pitch for something that blocks the phone's mic AND camera?

Re: No (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-10-15 11:52 (#1Y5X7)

Since the front facing camera on my android died I am more aware of how much it is used. For example, to disable the screen when on calls for power saving. Now I am creeped out. A nice cover for Android for front and back covers sounds like a good idea.

Re: No (Score: 1)

by on 2016-10-16 00:03 (#1Y7K0)

I don't think that's correct. While located in the same area, the proximity sensor that shuts off your screen is distinct from your camera. First Moto E had no front-facing camera at all, yet it has a proximity sensor:

Numerous phones with front cameras are similarly listed as also having proximity sensors, not just reusing the camera.

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