Do you cover your laptop camera lens – and is it really necessary?

Do you cover your laptop camera lens – and is it really necessary?

If you’re paranoid about people seeing things they shouldn’t while you’re working, you might be wondering if you need a physical camera cover over the data lens.

Several high-profile public figures have been known to wear webcam covers, which are usually plastic sliders or a piece of tape that goes over a lens. Former FBI Director James Comey told NPR that he has. In a 2016 photo posted to his Facebook account, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to be using a sticker on his laptop camera. Should you do the same?

Here’s what experts think about how useful a webcam cover is really is.

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