webcam newb - privacy question

Discussion in 'Laptop Hardware' started by minni, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. minni


    May 15, 2019
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    Hi, perhaps i should be embarrassed to ask a Q that everyone else knows already, but i never used anything with built-in webcam before, thus zero experience.

    I recently acquired a Win10 laptop a few weeks ago and i just realized my "camera privacy settings" was set by default to enable apps to access my laptop's camera.

    Does this mean that any sites i accessed could have taken pictures of me without my realizing it?
    Or otherwise have compromised my privacy? BTW, it's Lenovo, with Windows Defender.

    Thanks. I also wouldn't mind if someone could enlighten me re: what use i can put it to, (i.e. might i ever have use for it?
    minni, Jan 1, 2020
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