Hacker Deterring Webcam Cover Invented by InventHelp Client (POO-284)

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InventHelp, founded in 1984 in Pittsburgh, is attempting to submit this idea, the Cover Cam Clip, to applicable companies for their consideration.

PITTSBURGH...Most modern computers, laptops or tablet devices come with a webcam, among many other features. Individuals use their cameras to communicate with a range of applications, providing them with a face-to-face interaction, in a sense. Although convenient and fun, these cameras have also become a means for hackers to invade the user's privacy, seeing the inside of their home and even taking photos or videos of the user without their knowledge or consent.

An inventor from Beaverton, Ore., has invented the patent-pending COVER CAM CLIP, a security accessory for blocking the lens of a web camera when not in use. "I was inspired after seeing my sons cover their webcams with stickers to protect them from being spied on," said the inventor. "I decided to invent this device, which would be easier to use and would not leave a residue." COVER CAM CLIP prevents prying eyes and hackers from getting a glimpse into a user’s home, deterring potential thieves from unauthorized viewing and invasion of privacy.

This invention provides computer owners with peace of mind that they are not being spied on via the webcam. It can be installed and removed quickly and easily, as needed, and without the use of hardware. It also does not leave a sticky residue like conventional adhesives.

The original design was submitted to the Portland office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-POO-284, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com - https://www.youtube.com/user/inventhelp

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