[–] [Deleted] 3 points (+3|-0)

Somewhat off topic but related - I've been saying for years that computers need hardwired switches for mics and cameras.

[–] CDanger 2 points (+2|-0)

This is true, but without open schematics and designs you really can't be sure those switches do anything.

In any case, nobody should have these spy devices in their homes.

[–] Siedge 2 points (+2|-0)

I believe the new Purism Linux phone will be having hard switches for both of those. I'm looking forward to it.

[–] seanking2919 0 points (+0|-0) Edited

Told ya. No wonder I find no good use for Amazon Echo or any similar device.

[–] RobertoAnderson 1 points (+1|-0)

99% of the useful functions the device can do is equally easy to do with a bluetooth speaker and a phone.

The other 1% isn't worth having a wiretap in your house.