SPYING: You Should Never, Ever Leave Your Webcam Uncovered When You Aren’t Using It. “With the right tools, in other words, almost anyone—from foreign governments to the creepy teenager down the street—could be recording you while you sit at your computer. All of this raises the question: Why don’t we just cover our webcams whenever they aren’t in use?”

As I’ve said before, hardware on/off switches for webcams and microphones might just be the next big thing.