New SPYBLOCKER Provides Protection Against Webcam Spying

Top Quote Laptop webcam cover is a simple solution for protecting privacy. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 12, 2011 - Is someone spying on you with your own webcam? In 2010, national media outlets reported numerous privacy invasions by individuals remotely activating webcams. The victims were unaware that these privacy violations could have been prevented by SPYBLOCKER, an inexpensive webcam cover designed to fit any laptop or netbook.

    Jim DeLong, an inventor and entrepreneur in Roanoke, Va., created SPYBLOCKER to prevent scenarios such as the one in a Pennsylvania school system in early 2010, where an information technology employee remotely activated thousands of computers issued to students by the school system. In that case, the FBI recovered over 54,000 images that were taken of the students while they were in their homes.

    As the parent of young children who use computers and the owner of his own new netbook, DeLong recognized the need for protection against potential webcam intrusion.

    The SBYBLOCKER webcam cover is made of flexible plastic, slides easily on and off laptop and netbook frames and bends to fit the frames without breaking. Unlike tape or post-it notes, it leaves no sticky residue and is easily transferred from laptop to laptop.

    "I think it is important to raise awareness about webcam spying and inform webcam and laptop users of potential dangers," says DeLong. "Unfortunately, hacking into someone else's webcam is possible and happens all the time. There are many people out there who know how to hack into computers and activate webcams and many resources for people who want to learn how to do it. This creates a serious privacy issue. No one wants to sacrifice their privacy and no one should. SPYBLOCKER gives you peace of mind and, most importantly, protects your privacy."

    Once a hacker gains access to a computer remotely, the hacker can activate any application on the computer including the webcam, which is standard equipment on most laptops and netbooks sold today.

    "Parents need to be especially aware of webcam dangers. College students leave laptops on and open in their dorm rooms without being aware of the potential intrusion of their privacy," adds DeLong. "SPYBLOCKER does not require you to disconnect from anything, deactivate anything or download any software. The laptop webcam cover is an affordable and simple one-step solution to webcam spying."

    To learn more about SPYBLOCKER, visit

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