posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 07:59 PM
First, do you install software on your laptop or does someone else do it for you?
As in, are you the boss of your machine, or are you confused and bewildered by anything outside of the desktop?
Please do not rip open your machine and pull out microphones or webcams.. that's like pulling apart your engine to stop the indicators blinking. If
you are so sure that someone wants more than anything, to spy on you (sure, many reasons for that) then you can simply uninstall drivers for devices
like webcams, and disable the microphone input via audio properties.
In general, on a reasonably secure machine, no. no one is watching you on webcam. If you were bill gates, or some big wig boss full of beans, then
sure someone may invest their time and effort into catching you smooching with the neighbours cleaning lady.
I don't keep up with all the new stuff, it's too tedious to keep track of, but at least a few years ago it was hard to do unless you tricked the
user into allowing access. If that's changed, god help the world.