Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is selling an “NSA spy cam blocker” emblazoned with his his name through his presidential campaign website.
The small plastic tool sticks to the top of a laptop, and opens and closes over the camera on the top of the screen.
“That little front facing camera on your laptop or tablet can be a window for the world to see you – whether you know it or not! Stop hackers and the NSA with this simple camera blocker. Safe and practical,” the description reads.
According to reports last year, the National Security Agency has the ability to gain control of an individual’s computer using malware. The Intercept has reported those tools have the ability to remotely record using a computer’s own microphone or snap photos through a person’s own webcam.
Paul has been a major critic of the NSA’s secret surveillance programs that were widely revealed by the leaks from Edward Snowden. He has sued the government over one domestic program that collections millions of Americans’ phone metadata.