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Is Safecam a new feature of Norton Securitiy?
Two days ago a pop up appeared on my laptop screen while I was away from my computer. I noticed it as soon as I returned and it appeared to be from Norton but I was in a hurry and I admit I read it rather quickly. It was asking something about whether I wanted to turn on Norton Safecam which would alert me if anyone or any website was trying to spy on me through my webcam (or something like that). Seemed like a good idea so I agreed, thinking it was a new feature in Norton's recent new version 18.104.22.168. I didn't think about it again until today when I decided to go looking for this feature to see where it was in my Norton product. I found it right away under 'Settings' where it was clearly labelled as 'Safecam' where it says 'Manage webcam access'.
This all seems well and good, however, when I went to update my daughter's laptop, she does not have this feature even though her Norton copy is fully up to date (I have not yet had a chance to check my son's desktop who also uses the same version from my Norton account). We are all on Windows 7-64bit SP1, Norton Security Premium with back up so not sure why our Norton products would be different.
So I went into the Safecam settings and clicked on the ? on the far right which opened a Norton document explaining what Safecam is.
I noticed near the end of the document it states that Safecam is only available for a limited number of users. So do I just happen to be one of the limited number of users? What makes me special? Whats the criteria of being one of the limited users?
I can only find one mention of Safecam on the internet, which is from a thread in this forum. In that thread Norton Guru Krusty responds to a members post back in March of this year, wherein he states that Safecam is part of the EAP (Early Adopters Program). I am not now, nor have I ever been enrolled in the Early Adopters Program ... sooooo? See that forum thread here: https://community.norton.com/en/forums/norton-camera-protecion
I'm also not sure when Safecam was installed. I originally thought it must have been installed with the recent Norton update which my laptop received on Monday, June 4th, however, there is no mention of this new feature in Sunil_GA's announcement on May 28th: https://community.norton.com/en/blogs/product-update-announcements/annou... , he only mentions some bug fixes. The new Norton version installed on Monday, June 4th but I did not see the Safecam pop up until Thursday, June 7th - three days later!? The Norton document online states that the Safecam feature is enabled by default, if this is the case, why then was I sent a pop up asking if I wished to turn the feature on?
At this point just asking if anyone else has been the recipient of this new feature or if not - whether anyone has any idea why I am? Thank you in advance for any and all help/advice.