Mark Zuckerberg Is as Paranoid as Everyone Else About Getting Spied on Through His Webcam

Source: AP

Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of his multibillion-dollar face on his Facebook page on Tuesday to commemorate Instagram's millions of users. 

Mark Zuckerberg
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"More than 500 million people now use Instagram every month — and 300 million every day," the post says. "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."

And while all of us normals might not cut out a cardboard Instagram frame every time we rake in 11 likes, we're sure glad Zuck did. Because now we know he is suspicious of cybersnoops, just like us! 

Notice anything?

Mark Zuckerberg
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Mic/Facebook

As Chris Olson pointed out on Twitter, Mark Zuckerberg covered both his camera and mic jack with tape. 

Mark Zuckerberg
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Mic/Facebook

Mic has previously reported why you should cover your laptop camera with a strip of tape — because it's hackable. 

It's good Zuck is taking security precautions — just this month his Twitter was hacked by the same group that sent dildos to Deadmau5. So let's hope a strip of tape is a gateway to two-factor authentication. 

Read more:
• Mark Zuckerberg Just Gave the Chewbacca Mask Lady Candace Payne the Surprise of a Lifetime
• Yes, Facebook Is Probably Listening to You Through Your Phone
• The Hackers Who Went After Deadmau5 Have a New Target — Mark Zuckerberg

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Melanie Ehrenkranz

Melanie is a writer covering technology and the future. She can be reached at melanie@mic.com.

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