Webcam is easier. I have a sticker of a dinosaur on it my son gave me ;)
Do you have confidence in your workarounds though? I have a feeling it could not be trusted to be bulletproof from what you're describing. Maybe some other app turns it on without your app registering it.
I saw this the other day: project alias which is a physical solution for always-on devices but obviously that would be more difficult to make for a variety of different laptops.
Yeah, it would be difficult to work with a parasite on my laptop. Good idea though.
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