FBI Director - RealAlexJones on Twitter

While being asked about the public’s growing awareness of surveillance during the Q&A portion, Comey stated he began covering his webcam after seeing the practice from “somebody smarter” than him.

“I saw something in the news, so I copied it. I put a piece of tape — I have obviously a laptop, personal laptop — I put a piece of tape over the camera,” he said. “Because I saw somebody smarter than I am had a piece of tape over their camera.”

The comment immediately raised flags for several leading security experts who viewed the remark as an example of blatant hypocrisy. While demanding companies stop providing “unhackable” tech in light of the Apple standoff, Comey is simultaneously using an effective, albeit primitive, method to thwart a surveillance technique utilized by his agency.

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