Re: [Strint-attendees] [perpass] GHCQ Webcam Video Surveillance

Robin Wilton <wilton@isoc.org> Fri, 28 February 2014 16:52 UTC

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Apologies - I should have been more specific... my Macbook Air doesn't have a separate light sensor... it's in the same orifice as the camera lens.

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Robin Wilton
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On 28 Feb 2014, at 14:54, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

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> On Feb 28, 2014, at 2:41 PM, Suhas Nandakumar <suhasietf@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> (incidentally, if you're using a Mac and you cover the webcam lens, you'll need to turn off the automatic screen-dimming function. System Preferences -> Displays )
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> Not really -- the light sensor on many Macbooks, at least, is to the left of the camera lens.  This just came up on Twitter; here's my set-up at https://twitter.com/SteveBellovin/status/439412122410184704.  (I don't want to clog the list with a large picture attachment.)  Yes, it works, and if you find me here I'll show you what happens if I move the slide to the left a bit more.
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> 		--Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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