Don’t laugh. I’m one of those who has a sticker over my laptop camera. Now it seems that is a really good idea! Instagram (and others, including Reddit, LinkedIn, TikTok) are listening and watching you when they shouldn’t be.
They have promised user privacy and guess what? They lied.
Ironically, it seems that Apple (via an upgrade to their I-Phone operating system) is responsible for blowing the whistle.