Mark Zuckerberg covers his webcam

Paranoid about privacy or one smart cookie?

Earlier this week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg proudly released a photograph to celebrate that Instagram (owned by Facebook) now has over 500 million users every month.

However, it wasn’t the momentous milestone that set the internet blazing. Instead, Zuckerberg’s unusual choice of MacBook modifications were what made the photo go viral. Twitter user Chris Olson was quick to notice that Mark Zuckerberg’s webcam had been covered over with black tape. The same was possibly also true of the headphone jack although that was harder to determine due to the angle of the photograph.