What's more surprising is that it's taken this long for officials and the press to raise the alarm.I mean, they're just a few years behind, but hey, it's nice to know they care.I think that's a good thing."That the FBI's director covers his cams may be a surprise to some, just as it was when people spotted Mark Zuckerberg's webcam tape-over in a photo of his Facebook desk this spring.But many of us who've been paying attention to cybercrime and punishment have been covering our webcams for years, and telling all our friends and family to do it, too."If you go into any government office, we all have our little camera things that sit on top of the screen, they all have a little lid that closes down on them.You do that so people who do not have authority don't look at you.Webcams are useful for chatting with family, colleagues, or even a client.
"It's not crazy that the FBI director cares about personal security as well," he added.
"Why would anyone want to use their phone as a webcam?
" This was the most common reaction people had when we told them what we were trying to do, but there are actually some pretty good reasons to do this.
He works behind the counter at a deli in Brooklyn, a small shop that does a brisk business in snacks, coffee, and cigarettes. I started to act like people were there watching, and that’s when they showed up.” Abuhamdeh’s routine was subtle.
In June of last year, on a whim and mostly out of boredom, Abuhamdeh mounted his phone next to the register and began to broadcast his day on You Now, a live streaming service. People would walk up and pay, he would ring them up, and then as they left, nail them with a zinger spoken to the camera.