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The use of webcams has become hugely popular since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Widely used on popular apps such as Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams, they provide users with the ability to take part in video calls and actually see who they’re speaking to. Whether used for remote learning, home working or just keeping in touch with family and friends, webcams have been crucial to helping all of us keep in touch.

Webcams are usually found embedded in laptop screens and smartphones and have provided millions of us with the next best thing to meeting face to face. But are there any privacy and security concerns? What are the risks? And what should we look out for? Find out with this guide.