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Old Jul 28, 2011, 11:43 AM   #1
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can you disable the ipad 2 cameras

i was thinking of getting my mother the baseline 16g ipad 2 for her birthday this september. the problem is she is really leery about the cameras. i told her they are only on when you actually turn them on but she is afraid someone will access them and watch her. i tried to tell her usually a light goes on to tell you the camera is on but im not sure if the ipad 2s have this feature. so i was just wondering if there was a way to actually disable the cameras from a setting in the ipad 2. otherwise an ipad 1 may be my only option.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 11:47 AM   #2
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i was thinking of getting my mother the baseline 16g ipad 2 for her birthday this september. the problem is she is really leery about the cameras. i told her they are only on when you actually turn them on but she is afraid someone will access them and watch her. i tried to tell her usually a light goes on to tell you the camera is on but im not sure if the ipad 2s have this feature. so i was just wondering if there was a way to actually disable the cameras from a setting in the ipad 2. otherwise an ipad 1 may be my only option.
I believe they'd have to be removed completely. I'd just get her an iPad 1...I'm sure you can find a refurb for a very good price. If she's anything like my mom, she won't benefit from the faster processor nor will she care about the design too much.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 11:54 AM   #3
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i have a piece of tape over the camera in my work computer and on my MBP.



Call me paranoid but at least with my work computer I'm sure the IT department could monitor me if they really wanted to.

maybe take sharpie and paint the lens black?
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 11:56 AM   #4
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she has an ipod touch atm and uses it alot for games and checking her email. so i was thinking of getting her an ipad for a bigger screen. she is sort of afraid of computers. she has a computer but never uses it, she is always afraid she is going to mess something up and make the computer not work anymore. so she uses her ipod touch. she loves it because if she ever is lost or stuck she can use the home button and everything is ok again. so i was thinking it would be easier for her to read her email with the ipad and the screen would be better for games. she plays mostly puzzle games not graphic intense games so maybe your right. an ipad 1 might be ok for her. she actually prefers IOS to windows and lion so i want to get her one of them.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 12:00 PM   #5
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i have a piece of tape over the camera in my work computer and on my MBP.



Call me paranoid but at least with my work computer I'm sure the IT department could monitor me if they really wanted to.

maybe take sharpie and paint the lens black?
i was considering doing this on my mac pro but a light comes on when the camera is on so i know if someone has accessed it. im still considering it though. the reason is ive been to some websites that have actually accessed my camera and turned it on. it was freaky. it never happened in osx but happened in windows bootcamp.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 12:09 PM   #6
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Wow.


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Old Jul 28, 2011, 12:13 PM   #7
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let me guess you said wow because you think blocking the camera is paranoid. like ive said ive been to website that have accessed and turned on my camera before. so its not paranoia. you actually see the camera light come on.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 12:14 PM   #8
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I believe they'd have to be removed completely. I'd just get her an iPad 1...I'm sure you can find a refurb for a very good price. If she's anything like my mom, she won't benefit from the faster processor nor will she care about the design too much.
I agree, just get an ipad 1.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 12:17 PM   #9
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It can be done by software but only for Enterprise customers.

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/...ment_Guide.pdf

"Allow use of camera: When this option is turned off, The camera is completely disabled and it's icon is removed from the Home screen. Users are unable to take photographs."

Maybe there is something in Cydia to do it.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 12:18 PM   #10
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i know around our area there was a school that gave out laptops (with cameras) to their students; the school IT department was caught spying on the students when they didn't show for school and (as they said) to locate missing equipment.

so yeah, call me paranoid i do place tape on my cameras 'cause i don't trust big brother that much
(in order to be called totally paranoid i wouldn't even surf the web...lol)
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 12:47 PM   #11
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Yes, I worked with someone that did this to his laptop. We were at a place that forbid any type of cameras.
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let me guess you said wow because you think blocking the camera is paranoid. like ive said ive been to website that have accessed and turned on my camera before. so its not paranoia. you actually see the camera light come on.
I think there are really easy ways to make sure random websites don't have access to your cameras in windows, that don't require removing the option. I also think that users feel it guys don't have enough to do clearly, if they have time to install monitoring software and try to sneak your webcam on.
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; fr-fr) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

Wow, the light reflecting off all of the tin foil hats in this thread is blinding.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 01:15 PM   #14
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; fr-fr) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

Wow, the light reflecting off all of the tin foil hats in this thread is blinding.
i line my tinfoil with newspaper so that it doesn't chaff

not so paranoid about websites but i do worry about the company's IT dept...
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 04:38 PM   #15
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Put a heart sticker over the camera ? It will look cute at least.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 07:11 PM   #16
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There's not a setting to prevent a website from accessing the camera?
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 01:28 AM   #17
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NO, because hackers and deviants are everywhere and encryption doesn't work and IT guys want to see my naked boobies and my pictures of the trip to tahoe are worth stealing and there is no little light and all operating systems are so insecure that 10 year olds can hack them from a TI calculator and and and

People should calm down and start by worrying that their password is 'fluffy123'
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 01:32 AM   #18
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The cameras in the iPad 2 can be disabled via the Parental Controls in the Settings app. For a more complete disabling, a jailbreak is required.
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 01:58 AM   #19
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There is no green light when the camera is operating. Or am I missing something?
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The cameras in the iPad 2 can be disabled via the Parental Controls in the Settings app. For a more complete disabling, a jailbreak is required.
And for a complete disabling, a hardware solution is required as MrWillie eluded to.
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Wow.


That is all.
I agree with you h00ligan.

After reading this thread... just wow.
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