plastic little covers

About covering up mic and camera

If someone has them taped over, please do not ridicule them.

First of all, several people who know a lot on the subject agree that it’s a good idea. Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates both have their cameras taped over. The American military as well as the CIA use computers that have a little plastic cover for the camera when it’s not in use.
I personally don’t feel alarmed regarding my laptop since I tend to have it closed unless I’m sitting motionless in front of it. Not much useful information there.

But it’s just as easy to hack a phone camera and microphone, both front and back.

Second of all; even if you think this is ridiculous, you don’t know their situation.
This person could
• be hiding from an abuser
• have incredibly controlling/strict parents
• be an immigrant without all their papers in order right now
• have a history of being stalked
• have a mental illness that causes them to worry or feel like they’re being followed or watched
• you literally don’t need to know their reasons in order to respect their choices

INTP-ISTJ They’re Not /Completely/ Broken Yet

ISTJ: Have you found a new pair of headphones yet?

INTP: Huh?

ISTJ: You told me you were going to pick out a new pair to replace the ones you’re using now.

ISTJ: You told me that months ago.

INTP: Oh, that’s right.

INTP: Well. No, I haven’t, but–

ISTJ: Let me see the brand you have.

ISTJ: *Takes INTP’s headphones*

ISTJ: Okay. I’m going to order you some new ones.

INTP: Why?

ISTJ: Because the ones you’re using have been completely destroyed and are a mangled mess.

ISTJ: And because if I don’t do it, you’re going to have those awful things for the rest of your life.

ISTJ: It’s getting ridiculous, INTP. You need a new pair.

INTP: They still work, though.

ISTJ: They are a mess and need to be replaced.

INTP: But they sound fine!