Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg uses tape to defeat hackers

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2016 14:40 IST
Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, posts a photo from his work desk on the occasion of photo sharing app Instagram acquiring half a billion users. (Facebook)

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is a paranoid man. Why do we say this? It is because the social network founder seems to be using tape on his laptop camera to avoid getting hacked.

And how do we know this? Well, the founder put up a photo on his Instagram account on the occasion of the photo sharing app acquiring 500 million users and an active daily user base of 300 million. Facebook had acquired Instagram in 2012.

The photo shows Zuckerberg’s work space along with his laptop at the Instagram headquarters in the Facebook campus. If you look closely, it definitely looks like Zuckerberg has placed tape over the MacBook’s camera. Going even farther, it looks as if he’s taped over the laptop’s microphone, as well.


A Gizmodo report confirms that this is Zuck’s desk as he has sent out other videos and photos from the same place. Also, Zuck’s paranoia is ironic as Facebook is frequently accused by conspiracy theorists that it’s listening in on private conversations. Other famous people who uses the same tactic are NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and FBI director James Comey.

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