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Old 30-06-21, 07:29 AM
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I wonder what Matt Hancock would say about cameras.

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Old 30-06-21, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Dawelio View Post
Well anything is easy if you know how to do it. Doing a backflip is difficult if you don't know how to do it.
Agree, but when its explained and shown to those with little to no technical knowledge, it does create an eye opener.
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Old 30-06-21, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Kaapstad View Post
I wonder what Matt Hancock would say about cameras.

Hahahaha thanks Kaap needed a good laugh

He probably hates them as of late XD
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Old 01-07-21, 12:18 PM
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There does seem to be a lot of angst about the standards MS are bringing along with Win 11. TPM 2.0 and secure boot I can get easily enough, its been on the cards for years. The Webcam on laptops is interesting in that the interweb are up in arms about privacy (easily fixed with a cover or gaffer tape) when the more plausible explanation is that every laptop should have a webcam (especially in the Covid era of WfH with Teams, Zoom, Webex, etc) and it is a push for the manufacturers to make them a mandatory requirement.
Some of the latest Asus Stix laptops (nice spec, powerful machines) have no webcams which does seem a bit strange.
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Old 01-07-21, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
A few companies have been caught turning camera and mics on and listening and watching users, I don;t know about you but that immensely creeps me out.
Windows is the wrong OS if you're worried about snooping. It's the OS for honest people who have nothing to hide :^)
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Old 27-07-21, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Im curious. Why are laptops without camera so annoying to you?
Sorry, I haven't looked at this thread for a while and don't get updates about responses (if that happens on this forum). Just happened to have the tab open and went back to it, so I'll answer now.

It's just the last year. Everything from work to studies to family connections moved to Zoom or similar. Those cameras were really needed. Even now that things are more normal, I work from home a few days a week. I have one of those high end gaming laptops without a camera as my work PC, and the camera being external is quite annoying, not only for the plugging/unplugging but also the USB cable now seems to have failed (as they often do). Would have been much easier with an integrated camera.

As for the worries, I still maintain that people leak videos a lot more with their phones than with a laptop. Sure, one can trick people to get access, but on the phones, I had, for example, in one Zoom meeting (IIRC, from the school of one of my kids) someone who had her video on without realising it, and we could see her making food, going to the bathroom, etc., carrying the phone with her so she could see the meeting.
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