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In an opinion piece on the Wired website titled “Want to Evade NSA Spying? Don’t Connect to the Internet“, Bruce Schneier writes:

Yes, all this is advice for the paranoid. And it’s probably impossible to enforce for any network more complicated than a single computer with a single user. But if you’re thinking about setting up an air-gapped computer, you already believe that some very powerful attackers are after you personally. If you’re going to use an air gap, use it properly.

Of course you can take things further. I have met people who have physically removed the camera, microphone, and wireless capability altogether. But that’s too much paranoia for me right now.

And paranoia for some could well be a business opportunity for others: would you buy a small computer without camera and microphone?

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