I own a Samsung and like them, but I'm not happy with the increasing invasion of privacy lately (not just Samsung).
Yes, the soloution is to leave it in the box...in the store, or put a piece of tape over the lens I guess.
Sneaky part here is unlike a webcam on a laptop for example, there is NO light that comes on to tell you the camera is active.
Before I am told to remove my tinfoil hat, please read the story below. The school was caught lying after some students reported the webcam light blinking now and again.http://www.crn.com/news/security/224...s9g**.ecappj03
I used to like Sony as well, but after the rootkit fiasco I stayed away. I may do the same with Samsung.