Why don't they put a lens cover over iSight ??

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  1. Perfectionist macrumors regular

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    OK I'm paranoid and think somebody will see me picking my nose and eating it .....

    Surely an elegant slider mechanism could be built in to cover the iSight when not being used ??
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Duct tape has a nice brushed metal look to it... easy to install and user friendly.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    It's not like its going to record when you aren't using it. I'm a little confused.
     
  4. rainydays macrumors 6502a

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    A little green light will go on when the iSight is active. No need to worry.
     
  5. icecone macrumors regular

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    The green led will light up when the iSight is in use. Just make sure it's off when you're........ Yuck, can you stop that!!!
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    There is also the iPatch :)

    Only works on the iMac 24" , 20" & 17" models, but I'm not sure about even the new iMac models...
     
  7. David G. macrumors 65816

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    Man, you beat me to it.
     
  8. Cormier6083 macrumors regular

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    Why doesn't some 1337 h4ckz0r5 make an elegant program and/or widget that simply disables the iSight camera?
     
  9. MacVault macrumors 65816

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    The New World Order...

    It's all part of the New World Order. "They" are desensitizing everyone's minds... getting us all so familiar with cameras and survelience that we soon won't notice it anymore.

    A previous poster says the green light comes on when it's in use. Well, the camera could be programed or designed in such a way that the New World Order overlords could access the camera without the green light coming on.

    Haven't you heard of how Google's Adsense can listen in on your microphone without you ever knowing it so that Adsense can parse the ambient audio for words and then deliver targeted ads to your computer based on the audio?

    It's a crazy world :eek:
     
  10. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    hmm, and what about that Undercover security program that takes picks of an unsuspecting thief? I hope the green light doesn't come on in that case!

    Looks like a good prog but I would also be concerned it was spying on me!
     
  11. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You'd have thought they'd have colour balanced those images!
     
  12. jczubach macrumors 6502

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    You bastard! Is nothing sacred?:eek:
     
  13. Tom J macrumors regular

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    I vaguely remember Steve Jobs responding to the iSight security question quite some time back. The green LED and iSight are connected together through hardware and that it was impossible for the iSight to be ON without the LED being on also.
     
  14. MacVault macrumors 65816

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    Why should I beleive Steve Jobs? I remember him saying a few years back that there is no market for a video ipod. Then he announces the video iPod. And just the other day he said we now live in an "all-in-one-world". Well, my world sure aint all-in-one. :mad::mad::mad:
     
  15. blueicedj macrumors 6502

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    besides, what satisfaction are people gonna get out of seeing you...just hours and hours of a person staring blankly into a screen...sounds like a waste of time for anyone to do if you ask me...
     
  16. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    DO you think people are hacking into your computer and watching you....:D

    You could use a piece of electrical tape if you really feel the need.
     
  17. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    lol i always feel like theres someone watching me so i put a piece of tape over it when im not using it.

    LOL paranoid.
     
  18. Perfectionist thread starter macrumors regular

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    iPatch = Sweet + Kick Ass !! :) Is there one for the new iMacs ?? :confused:

    Why can't Apple just build in a little sliding door for the paranoid among us ?? :D
     
  19. ascender macrumors 68000

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    I fashioned a small cover out of folded card to pop over the iSight when I wasn't using it. Yip, I'm paranoid too.
     
  20. jczubach macrumors 6502

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    i have installed a magnifying glass over mine and am no longer getting those annoying 'penis enlargement' spam-mails.
     
  21. adom macrumors 6502

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    quote of the day lol
     
  22. jczubach macrumors 6502

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    Glad to be of 'service', your faithful 'member', :D:D:D
     
  23. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Pefectionist, stop picking your nose!:p

    And eating boogers is gross.
     
  24. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Its not a video iPod, its an iPod that happens to do video ;)
     

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