Edward Snowden has warned of its power as a way of surveilling people, and FBI director James Comey has said that he has taken advice to cover up the camera to keep people from seeing him."I saw something in the news, so I copied it,” Mr Comey told an audience earlier this year.Samstrom also was convicted of child pornography possession because he saved recordings of his victims, according to the court’s written ruling.The court also ordered him to pay damages to victims who have been identified and claimed compensation, totaling 1.1 million kronor (£97,000.) Samstrom’s 20-day trial was held behind closed doors to protect the victims’ identities.
So a tiny piece of tape attached to his laptop might also be a terrifying warning.
The court noted he also drank “large amounts of alcohol.” The Swedish case came to light when Samstrom was being investigated for another alleged sex crime and police found videos at his home of girls speaking English.
Swedish investigators contacted counterparts in Canada, Britain and the United States, who located 18 of the 26 girls and interviewed them.
But it has become far more scrutinised because of something else.
Both are presumably ways of keeping prying eyes out, covering up the two ways that a computer can get a sense of what is happening around it.