Last Wednesday I wrote about the strange experience that I had with my computers three years ago when the camera light would unexpectedly come on and stay on until I put it into sleep mode or shut it down. This problem baffled even senior engineers at Apple but then the problem disappeared just as suddenly and inexplicably as it started.
In my post, I speculated as to whether I had been the random victim of an NSA experiment at spying using webcams, as Edward Snowden has disclosed that they do, but pooh-poohed the idea as being too paranoid.
Now here’s the really weird thing. On Saturday, just three days after I put up that post but after an absence of three years, the light suddenly came on again! And not once but twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. And on Sunday, the light came on three times . On all these occasions the light came on only for a brief moment, about a second or less, and went off by itself. I am not sure if this is because before I had nothing covering the camera lens but now I have a piece of masking tape. If the light keeps coming on, I am going to try removing the tape and see if the light stays on for longer.
Maybe I should start getting paranoid.