4 June 2022
Zuckerburg celebrates Instagram success

Paranoia is good; Zuckerburg covers up

On Tuesday Instagram celebrated 500 million users. A huge milestone by anyone’s yardstick. To celebrate the fact, the owner of Instagram posted a picture with an Instagram cutout to celebrate.

Zuckerburg celebrates Instagram success
Zuckerburg celebrates Instagram success

I will not go into why he did not share the picture on the platform itself or used a cardboard cutout to celebrate 500 million digital users. Maybe the event was not large enough for his 34th post; he is not a big user of Instagram. The biggest reveal in the picture is the level of paranoia or rather security on display.

The picture shows Mark Zuckerburg resorting to old-school security to keep himself digitally safe. He has sealed up his webcam and microphone port using tape. No hi-tech fixes here, just what looks like sellotape and insulation tape. I have circled the security devices in the picture below.

Zuck-secure
Zuck-secure

When the man who is in charge of companies that monetise our need to share every waking moment tapes his digital sharing tools, you must ask – am I secure? According to the Register, Facebook has spent $16 million on keeping its CEO digitally secure in the last 5 years including;

Last year (2015), the social media giant spent $4.26m on “home security” for The Zuck; the year before that $5.6m.

I wonder how well your free anti-virus is working for you? If you need cheap insulation tape I am selling!

 

Vinni

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One thought on “Paranoia is good; Zuckerburg covers up

  1. Good point Vinni. I thought I was the only one that covers my webcam. I’m paranoid about privacy and not sure whether I should laugh or cry that I’m not alone in this. So, do you guys spy who’s posting on your website too? Explains my webcam paranoia.

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