Windows 10 Webcam & Privacy Concerns

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Web Cam Privacy Concerns- Windows 10

I am new to web cam technology, and recently purchased one, but have some concerns about privacy and security. Feedback would be appreciated:

1.) I assume that there is no on/off button on the webcam itself?
2.) I go on Twitter and Facebook all the time to talk with friends, is there any way that this thing is going to start recording what I am doing at these sites?
3.) If I grant permission to a social media site, such as Twitter, Facebook, or Zoom for example to do a conference call with a friend and we finish the call, is there a way to turn off permission, or does the social media site have permission for as long as I have my account
4.) Short of unplugging it, what is the fastest way to turn off a webcam and turn on a webcam if #1 is not possible? Thanks!

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If the webcam is usb, unplugging them should be easy. I never use the camera on my laptop so I tape a piece of paper over it.
 
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For built in cameras, the safest and easiest way is to disable device in device manager.
 
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The safest way would be disabling it or you can use tape/web cam covers (you can buy them online and you can switch on-off whenever you need). Web cam covers usually look like this:
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