Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has been willingly sharing personal moments from his family life in social networks.
However, the photo Mark posted on Facebook on Tuesday proves that despite his desire to show touching family pictures, he hasn’t lost any of his hacker caution when it concerns protecting his privacy. The photo was intended to promote Instagram’s user milestone numbers but the most attentive observers noticed that the laptop on Zuckerberg’s desk has tapes covering the webcam and dual microphones.
Yes, even such an excellent coder still employs elementary measures to avoid spying.
Mark Zuckerberg is not the only person who prefers tape on webcam and microphones as a safety measure. Earlier this year, FBI Director James Comey gave a speech about encryption and privacy, repeating his argument that “absolute privacy” hampers law enforcement. However, privacy activists paid attention to one fact during the Q&A session at Kenyon College:
Comey admits he puts a piece of tape over the webcam lens on his laptop #KenyonCSAD
— The Kenyon Collegian (@KenyonCollegian) April 7, 2016
“I saw something in the news, so I copied it. I put a piece of tape — I have obviously a laptop, personal laptop — I put a piece of tape over the camera. Because I saw somebody smarter than I am had a piece of tape over their camera”, said James Comey.
Zuckerberg is unlikely to share the photo to attract attention to his safety measures. He just wanted to share his pride and success – Instagram’s user base has gone up to 500 million per month, with 300 million people using it every day. “More than 500 million people now use Instagram every month — and 300 million every day. The Instagram community has more than doubled over the past two years. This is a tribute to Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger’s vision, and to people everywhere who have opened a window into their world — from big events to everyday moments. Thanks for making Instagram such a beautiful place.”
The news comes just weeks after Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts were hacked. Facebook refused to comment on Mark’s personal account and just told Mashable: “No Facebook systems or accounts were accessed. The affected accounts have been re-secured using best practices.”
Hackers posted on Twitter (now the twit is deleted) that Zuckerberg had been rather careless about his security when chose password “dadada” that was found among the LinkedIn passwords. Frankly speaking, Zuckerberg hadn’t used the hacked accounts for years. But perhaps the very fact of hacking was rather unpleasant for the head of a multibillion-dollar company and the world’s leading social network.