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How To Disable Webcam on macOS Catalina

1. Reboot into macOS Recovery (the not BIOS?)

Copyright Apple

2. Disable SIP

csrutil disable

3. Mount Filesystem as Writable

sudo mount -uw /

4. Start Disabling and Deleting the NSA SpyApp (i.e. disable AppleCamera)

sudo su
chmod a-r /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreMediaIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/VDC.plugin/Contents/MacOS/VDCrm -R /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreMediaIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/VDC.plugin/Contents/MacOS/VDC
rm -R /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreMediaIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/AppleCamera.plugin/

5. Enable SIP

csrutil enable
csrutil status
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